SCOTLAND manager Steve Clarke says that Che Adams has less than a 50/50 chance of playing against Spain on Tuesday night after suffering a calf injury in the win over Cyprus.

The Southampton striker limped from the Hampden field in the second half of the opening day victory for the Scots as they kicked off their European Championship qualifying campaign, appearing to have taken a knock in a challenge with St Mirren’s Alex Gogic.

Clarke revealed after the match though that the injury may be a little more serious than it first appeared, and he will now wait on a medical assessment ahead of the visit of the Spaniards.

“He just felt his calf tighten a little bit before he came off,” Clarke said.

“We’ll assess him and see how he is. It’s far too early to decide whether he’s going to be in or out.

“It’s obviously a short turnaround to the next game so if it’s 50-50 that would be optimistic, to be honest.

“If somebody comes off with a tight calf you’re not too sure what’s going to happen.”

While Clarke remains hopeful of Adams making his squad for the game, he was delighted to be able to showcase the strength in depth that he now has at his disposal in the win over the Cypriots.

And he is sure the likes of Lyndon Dykes would step up once again if Adams does not make the game on Tuesday night.

“It’s all about the squad,” he said.

“I said before the game that our strength is our squad and we have to utilise that.

“Think of the impact Dykes, (Ryan) Christie and (Scott) McTominay had coming off the bench. It’s not bad.

“Cyprus had to come out and try to get 1-1 so they took a defender off and opened the game a little bit. Thankfully we managed to capitalise on that, which was nice.”