How the Scotland players rated in their 3-1 win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday night.

DAVID MARSHALL 6 No chance with goal and very little else to do.

LIAM PALMER 7 Started the game well but careless pass straight to Schetkin allowed Kazakhs to open the scoring. Picked himself up to have a positive showing attacking down the right.

DECLAN GALLAGHER 7 Motherwell man looked comfortable on his second appearance. Dominant in the air and decent on the deck.

SCOTT MCKENNA 6 Stood way too far off Zainutdinov to allow him to smash home the opener, but settled down after the break and looked more assured.

GREG TAYLOR 7 Constant threat down the left linking with Forrest and set up late goal for McGinn.

CALLUM MCGREGOR 7 Buzzed around the midfield always making himself available for the ball and starting Scotland attacks.

RYAN JACK 7 Chiefly in to be midfield anchor, but was positive going forward and almost got equaliser. Good range of passing.

JAMES FORREST 7 Burst past two opponents to set up a chance for McGregor, then went close to putting Scotland ahead in second half.

JOHN MCGINN 7 Scotland’s goal machine got a bit of fortune with equaliser as his free-kick hit Islamkhan and rocketed into the net, then made it seven for the campaign at the death. Always a threat.

RYAN CHRISTIE 7 Picked up nice areas in behind Naismith and played some lovely passes to release Palmer down the right.

STEVEN NAISMITH 8 Usual nuisance and earned two free-kicks right on edge of the area, the second of which was dispatched by McGinn. Passed up some good chances, but rewarded for perseverance by bundling home Scotland’s second.


OLIVER BURKE 3 Got last quarter of an hour in place of Naismith and won a couple of flicks.

JOHN FLECK 2 Brought on to see the game out and dug in for cause.

STUART ARMSTRONG 2 On for stoppage-time.