Confirmed: Scotland v Germany line-ups - Mulgrew at left back, Forrest starts

Scotland Football

Here is how Scotland and Germeny will line up for this evening's Euro 2016 qualifier.

Scotland face a daunting task tonight as they look to bounce back from a shock defeat to Georgia with a win over Germany.

Gordon Strachan's men lost 1-0 in Tbilisi on Friday, leaving them with a mountain to climb as they look to qualify for next summer's European Championships in France.

Tonight, Scotland take on group leaders Germany, and Strachan has made a number of changes to his side after that surprise defeat to Georgia.

Andrew Robertson, Steven Naismith and Ikechi Anya all drop out of the side, with Charlie Mulgrew, James McArthur and James Forrest all coming in to the starting XI.

World Cup winners and group leaders Germany beat Poland 3-1 over the weekend, and are now in control of Group D.

Joachim Loew's men can boast stars such as Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze and Bastian Schweinsteiger, will all four of those players starting the game.

Liverpool's Emre Can will continue at right back, though winger Karim Bellarabi is dropped to the bench of Loew plumps for another midfielder in Ilkay Gundogan.

The bench features the likes of Lukas Podolski and Andre Schurrle, two players who could be useful later in the game if Scotland look like springing a shock on their illustrious counterparts.

Scotland lineup

Starting:

  • David Marshall
  • Grant Hanley
  • Alan Hutton
  • Russell Martin
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Scott Brown
  • James Forrest
  • Shaun Maloney
  • James McArthur
  • James Morrison
  • Steven Fletcher

Substitutes: Craig Gordon, Allan McGregor, Craig Forsyth, Gordon Greer, Steven Whittaker, Ikechi Anya, Darren Fletcher, Matt Ritchie, Leigh Griffiths, Chris Martin, Steven Naismith, Johnny Russell.

Germany lineup

Starting:

  • Manuel Neuer
  • Jérôme Boateng
  • Jonas Hector
  • Mats Hummels
  • Emre Can
  • Mario Götze
  • İlkay Gündoğan
  • Toni Kroos
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Mesut Özil
  • Thomas Müller

Substitutes: Marc-André ter Stegen, Ron-Robert Zieler, Matthias Ginter, Shkodran Mustafi, Karim Bellarabi, Christoph Kramer, Sebastian Rudy, André Schürrle, Kevin Volland , Max Kruse, Lukas Podolski.

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