SCOTLAND’S assistant manager Mark McGhee has given the green light to the Tartan Army to boo the Scotland team if they fail to put on a show against Slovenia is the must win World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Anything other than a win will almost certainly see both McGhee and his old pal and former Aberdeen teammate Gordon Strachan leaving their jobs and if they don’t jump then they’ll be pushed pretty quickly.
That would of course be McGhee’s second sacking in the past few weeks, having been shown the door at Fir Park after some pretty disastrous results including conceding 7 at Pittodrie and 5 at home to Dundee.
The Scotland players were last night heckled from the Easter Road stands at the end of their 1-1 draw against the soccer players from Canada.
Only 9000 brave souls turned up at Easter Road in the capital city, just days after Scottish Rugby had their third consecutive sell-out at Murrayfield in the Six Nations. And unlike the football team, the Scotland rugby team has recorded there consecutive home victories.
Hampden on Sunday is also looking like a low attendance as the tartan Army seem to have made their minds up on this management team and reckon that the chances of Scotland going to Russia have also gone.
So today McGhee said that both Gordon Strachan and himself could understand the “malaise” within the support but reckoned that the team deserve one more show of loyalty.
“I’m not sure what’s expected at Hampden,” McGhee said. “I would only implore the supporters to at worst come along and if we’re rubbish then boo us.
“Come along because, you never know, we might be decent and we might have something to cheer about.
“Certainly, I can only say to them I know there’s a group of players going into this game that’s hugely determined.
“They are positive regardless of previous results because they are players that are playing well and in good situations within their clubs at the moment.
“We expect to see something really, really positive. We expect a reaction on Sunday night that the supporters could enjoy.”
Scotland need to win against a team that are much better than Canada. Strachan has the Celtic players, Brown, Gordon, Armstrong, Forrest and Tierney to add quality to his starting eleven so there is some hope for this still prepared to clutch at straws in yet another hugely disappointing campaign from Scotland.