Scotland vs England: predicted starting XI as Steve Clarke faces midfield dilemma - gallery

McGinn and McTominay will prepare to star once again for Scotland

England are travelling up to Hampden Park to take part in the Anniversary Heritage fixture this evening. While technically a friendly, Scotland will be hopeful of one-upping their auld enemy as we are reminded of centuries worth of rivalry.

The Three Lions come into this match off the back of a 1-1 draw against the Ukraine. Scotland, however, most recently produced yet another dominant Euros qualifying display as they beat Cyprus 3-0. Former Hibs defender Ryan Proteus enjoyed scoring his first ever international goal as he scored his side’s second goal before fellow ex-Hibee John McGinn also added his name to the scorecard.

There will also be extra fuel in the fire as Steve Clarke and Gareth Southgate set about negotiating who will be able to claim Newcastle’s Harvey Barnes. The 25-year-old has made noise about switching his allegiance to play for Scotland but the Tartan Army boss insists he will not be the one doing the chasing.

As England and Scotland take a break from their European qualifying campaigns, here is Edinburgh News’ predicted starting XI for the Heritage Anniversay match.

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