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Northern Ireland will play 'without fear' at Hampden

Conor Bradley in training
Liverpool's Conor Bradley (right) is a key figure for Northern Ireland

Steven Beacom, the Belfast Telegraph's chief sports writer, says Scotland will start Tuesday's friendly against Northern Ireland as "big favourites", but expects the visitors to play "without fear" at Hampden.

Scotland are currently on a six-game winless streak, but Beacom expects them to end that run against Michael O'Neill's side.

"Scotland are going to be big favourites in front of a passionate crowd," Beacom told Good Morning Scotland.

"What you will see is a young Northern Ireland side who play without fear. Scotland are going to dominate possession, and it will be up to NI to soak that up and hit them on the break.

"Northern Ireland have pace about them with Connor Bradley and Isaac Price, but Scotland will fancy this. They'll think it's a great chance to end their poor run of results.

"I can't wait to see Bradley's match-up with Andy Robertson, who has been like a mentor to him at Liverpool. That's going to be fascinating."