Steve Clarke confirmed yesterday that Kieran Tierney could be fit to play England later this week.

The Arsenal defender was a dead-cert to start for Scotland during yesterday's Euro 2020 opener against Czech Republic yesterday before he picked up a knock.

That threw Clarke's plans, somewhat, and Liam Cooper started from the beginning in a 2-0 defeat.

But the manager is hopeful KT will be back in time to face the Auld Enemy on Friday afternoon.

He said: "Obviously we've done a lot of work with team shape and Kieran was involved in that, so with 48 hours to go when he picks up the little niggle that kept him out, it does take a little bit of changing. It changes the dynamic of the team.

"Kieran has been an integral part of how we've played recently but I don't think we defended too badly. I think the moments in the game that got away from us, the first one is preventable and the second is really good.

"The rest of the team the dynamic was okay, I went with Stuart Armstrong to try and give us someone driving from midfield but the way the game panned out there wasn't much midfield play in the first-half anyway, it was only when the game opened up a little bit that we started to get the opportunity to play through midfield. When we did that I thought we were decent and created some good chances."

The manager concluded: "He's got a chance, we'll work on him over the next few days but he's got a chance to be fit for Friday."