Scotland player ratings vs Northern Ireland: Shankland cameo assessed as Steve Clarke's side met with boos

Scotland were taking on Northern Ireland as preparations continue for Euro 2024.

Scotland suffered a poor performance and 1-0 defeat against Northern Ireland in their final Euro 2024 warm-up match this month.

Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland was dropped in favour of Lyndon Dykes while Hibs academy graduate Ryan Porteous was put on the bench with Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper coming in. It was the away side who struck first, as Everton right-back Nathan Patterson lost the ball in his own box, allowing Liverpool's Conor Bradley to rocket a sweet strike into the top corner.

To compound matters, captain Andy Robertson was taken off with an ankle injury as home boos rang out at half-time from sections of the Hampden support. Chances were few and far between for Scotland, Lewis Ferguson coming closest from a tight angle he stood little chance with.

Shankland eventually came on and had a powerful shot blocked by a sea of white shirts, while Ferguson was denied with a late header to seal a draw. It's now seven games without a win for Scotland with Euro 2024 closing in.

The squad now go their separate ways before reuniting in the summer, where friendlies with Gibraltar and Finland await before a date with destiny in the tournament opener with Germany. Here is how the Edinburgh Evening News rated the players at Hampden, including Shankland and Hibs hero John McGinn.

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