Scott McKenna could play for Scotland tonight against the Faroe Islands – and that might be very good news for Forest defender Loic Mbe Soh.

The ex-Aberdeen man hasn’t featured in recent games against Austria and Israel, being an unused substitute for both fixtures.

If Steve Clarke decides to shuffle his pack tonight, he could be handed a chance and that might not be ideal for Forest.

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The Reds play Cardiff in Wales less than 48 hours after the Tartan Army’s game and the chances of McKenna playing look slim.

Ideally, Steve Clarke would leave him out completely once again. That situation could offer a slender chance of the 24-year-old lining-up in the Welsh capital.

If he does play, it could see the door swing open for Mbe Soh on Friday.

The Frenchman has been very much a peripheral figure during 2020/21.

He has made just six appearances and scored a consolation goal against Middlesbrough back in January.

 

When called upon he has looked decent though. He is strong in the tackle, reads the game well and crucially he’s comfortable with the ball at his feet.

With Joe Worrall nursing a cracked rib, there is a chance that he won’t be risked for the trip to Cardiff.

That would leave the former FIFA Golden Boy nominee as the only viable option to partner Tobias Figueiredo.

Mbe Soh has plenty of time to hold down a regular place in the Forest team.

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Despite that, he will perhaps have hoped to play a little more this season and would love a chance between now and the end of the season.

All eyes will be on Scotland this evening.

If McKenna does get on the pitch, it could be great news for Mbe Soh ahead of Friday’s clash at Cardiff.

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