Celtic fans react to Scott McKenna's Scotland showing against Portugal

Scott McKenna of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Portugal at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland on October 14, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Celtic target Scott McKenna was in action for Scotland on Sunday.

Scott McKenna of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Portugal at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland on October 14, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scotland fell to another disappointing defeat on Sunday evening as they lost 3-1 at home to Portugal in an international friendly.

After a defeat to Israel on Thursday dominated headlines and heaped the pressure on manager Alex McLeish, few Scotland fans were expecting much against current European champions Portugal.

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Fernando Santos did field a much-changed side though, and it was two fringe players who combined for the first goal as Kevin Rodrigues crossed for Wolverhampton Wanderers star Helder Costa to bundle home from close range.

 

Renato Sanches then crossed a second half free kick for Eder to head home, before speedy wide man Bruma went on a run and smashed the ball into the top corner of the net to make it 3-0.

Gary Mackay-Steven's inventive back heel did set up Steven Naismith for a consolation, but that's as good as it got for Scotland as they lost 3-1 in another disappointing defeat.

A number of Scotland players struggled at Hampden Park, and defender Scott McKenna received major criticism for his defending, especially having missed a great chance to equalise at 1-0 down.

Portugal's striker Eder (L0 vies with Scotland's defender Scott McKenna during the International friendly football match between Scotland and Portugal at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland...

The Aberdeen defender was particularly slammed by Celtic fans, just weeks after Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports that he wanted to sign McKenna, but a deal couldn't be done.

Celtic fans now seem pretty happy about that, suggesting that they dodged a bullet by not signing the centre back, with many hoping that Rodgers doesn't go back in for him in January as he is a 'lump' and struggled alongside Celtic's Jack Hendry, who isn't exactly liked by Celtic supporters himself.

Helder Costa of Portugal and Scott McKenna of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Portugal at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland on October 14, 2018 in...

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