Scotland battered San Marino as the wind and rain swirled around Hampden Park yesterday evening.

Steve Clarke's men bounced back from a 4-0 rout in Russia to bring some momentum and positivity to the international stage with a 6-0 win of their own.

They had suffered four defeats on the spin including two back-to-back 4-0 losses to Russia and Belgium respectively.

And a hefty win was just what was needed to lift the spirits - even if it did come at the expense of a country ranked 210th in the world.

John McGinn bagged himself a first-half hat-trick before Lawrence Shankland and Stuart Findlay both notched their first goals for their country.

Stuart Armstrong rounded off the victory in style with a beautiful free-kick.

Scotland 6 San Marino 0: John McGinn bags hat-trick as Steve Clarke's men thrash minnows

The Tartan Army still have hope that they can finish third in the Euro 2020 qualifying group, even though qualification via that route is now mathematically impossible.

Though the Nations League remains a possible way into the tournament - meaning yesterday's win could prove handy in the long-run by providing a much needed shot in the arm.