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Kevin Nisbet hoping to start for Scotland against the Faroe Islands

Scotland v Faroe Islands – FIFA World Cup 2022 – European Qualifying – Group F – Hampden Park
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Kevin Nisbet is ready to get the call from Scotland boss Steve Clarke against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night.

The Hibernian striker was an unused substitute at Hampden Park on Saturday as Scott McTominay bundled in added-time winner to give the Scots a crucial 3-2 World Cup qualifying victory over Israel and on course for a play-off spot

After seven fixtures Scotland have 14 points, seven behind runaway leaders Denmark and four more than Israel and Austria, with away games against the Faroe Islands and bottom side Moldova before the final match at home to the Danes.

Che Adams, who started on Saturday, has been ruled out of the trip to Torshavn with a muscle injury while Clarke will consider changes after such a gruelling game.

Nisbet, who won the first of eight caps in the 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands earlier this year,  said: “It is not nice seeing people getting injured, especially Che, we get on really well.

“I was gutted for him. But is an opportunity for me to go and play. If that is from the start or later in the game I will be ready if called upon.

“The gaffer has put together a great group and if one goes out, one comes in and does the same job.

“He is always on to us, those on the bench, to watch set-plays and stuff just so it is an easy transition to come on and slot in.

“I am always ready when called upon but even watching it on the side, I was absolutely buzzing for the boys. It is a massive three points in World Cup qualification.

“Obviously it is not over yet, we still have three tough games to come, but it is in our hands now and it is basically ours to lose.

“It is a tricky game against the Faroes on Tuesday, I don’t think many teams go there and make it easy for themselves.

“We need to go there with the same mind-set as against Israel and hopefully take the three points.”