Scotland need a win against Belgium this evening - there's no getting around it.

A disastrous result at Hampden Park against Russia on Friday evening all but ended Steve Clarke's hopes of taking us through Group I and into Euro 2020.

We still have the Nations League, thankfully, but the Tartan Army must at least be given something to shout about tonight.

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Even if it's not a victory - because remember, Belgium are number one in the world rankings - a positive result would still give us hope.

Hell, a positive PERFORMANCE would do for most of the scunnered Scots still willing to traipse into Hampden to watch their nation fall at what seems to be every hurdle in front of them these days.

The Russia defeat still grinds the gears of most Scotland fans.

And after the players admitted they were spooked following John McGinn's goal, punters have been forced to question why that is.

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Skipper Andy Robertson is used to starring for a Liverpool side who win every week.

He won the Champions League.

We have countless Celtic players available who are under pressure to get three points every weekend.

Players at this level should not be psychologically hamstrung by the worry of losing a lead.

What would be the point in putting together a team, spending ages working on tactics and formations, when they s*** themselves at the prospect of actually doing their jobs WELL.

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie was unlucky to miss out on the starting lineup on Friday.

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Don't expect Steve Clarke to make that mistake again.

The playmaker has been one of the Hoops' most influential stars this season so far, having taken last term's form with him into the new campaign.

We need him.

Oli McBurnie had a rough time of it against the Russians in the lone striker role - another change I'd imagine Clarke to make.

There are a couple of tough decisions for the ex-Kilmarnock boss to make against Roberto Martinez's troops, that's true.

But I'd settle for Scotland the Brave as opposed to Scotland the Submissive tonight.

Even if it's another "nearly" moment.