Clarke on potential changes, Switzerland and 'going again'

Steve Clarke in his pre-match press conference
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Scotland manager Steve Clarke spoke to the media before his side's crucial Euros clash against Switzerland in Cologne on Wednesday.

Here were the key points from his press conference:

  • He told me to expect "at least one change", with a smile on his face. We all know Ryan Porteous is banned for two matches. But the answer suggests there might be more. Billy Gilmour to start, anyone?

  • The other main message from the Scotland boss was a simple one: "We have to go again. It’s as simple as that." He means there’s no point in looking back to the wreckage of the Germany game. It’s all about the Swiss now.

  • On tomorrow’s opponents, he says he expects a tough game. "They’re a good side."

  • Clarke believes the response from his players in training and in the debriefs has been good but that now it’s time to deliver.

  • And the good news? "Everyone is fit."