Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Group E - Scotland v Republic of Ireland - Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - September 24, 2022 Republic of Ireland's Jayson Molumby in action with Scotland's Greg Taylor Action via REUTERS/Lee Smith

Scotland have had a positive international camp up until present having won both of their fixtures against Ukraine and The Republic of Ireland.

The national side have not had the best of luck with injuries having lost a number of players along the way.

This has especially been the case in the fullback positions which has seen a number of players sustain injury while on international duty.

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Before the camp kicked off, captain Andy Robertson was already confirmed to be missing out on the last batch of Nations League fixtures.

Along the way former Celtic star Kieran Tierney suffered from concussion on Saturday night and had to withdraw from the squad along with Nathan Patterson and Aaron Hickey also picking up injuries.

This has given a chance to current Celts Greg Taylor and Anthony Ralston to impress in the international side with Taylor particularly having a top performance against Ireland at the weekend.

It is likely that both Celtic stars will start the match against Ukraine in Krakow on Tuesday night but hopefully the they do not follow the trend of injury like others in the squad.

Ralston hasn’t featured as much as he’d probably liked to have for Celtic this season and is relishing the game time he is getting.

 “It is just about gaining experience. I have been fortunate enough to play for my country before and that helped me on Saturday night when I came on. Everybody just needs to stay together and go in the right direction,” said Anthony Ralston speaking to The Herald. 

“You just have to believe in yourself. That is important in your football career, regardless of what level you are at.

“You need to believe you can play. That is important for everyone who is involved.”

 

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