Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna played for 45 minutes of Scotland’s latest friendly ahead of Euro 2020 starting next week.

The Tartan Army beat Luxembourg 1-0 in their final warm up game ahead of the tournament.

Southampton ace Che Adams fired the only goal of the game as Scotland were underwhelming despite the win.

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Forest star Scott McKenna; Photo; Christian Kaspar-Bartke; Getty Images)

It has been a struggle for McKenna to get minutes on the international stage. He will have relished the chance to get his eye in ahead of the big kick-off, however.

The Forest man received a 5/10 for his efforts from the Daily Record.

It was claimed, however, that the game was at a comfortable stage, suggesting an easy afternoon for McKenna.

The publication wrote: “The only thing that was stretched was the big defender’s legs. A run-out but a breeze in the second period.”

Scotland played against 10-men in the second half against the minnows.

It was always going to be pretty straightforward for McKenna to enter the fray and he never looked fazed.

 

It was perhaps disappointing for the Scotland faithful that Steve Clarke’s team couldn’t add more goals.

They will, however, go into their first game against the Czech Republic full of confidence after a victory and a clean sheet.

Will Forest star McKenna feature at Euro 2020?

It has to be said that it looks unlikely he will start in Clarke’s team.

Arsenal star Kieran Tierney looks to have nailed down the left centre-back spot and McKenna will be backup.

That won’t dampen the Forest man’s spirits though. He is a true professional and will be ready when called upon.

Reds supporters will be hoping that McKenna can stay fit during the tournament.

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Forest ace McKenna in action; Photo; Jon Hobley; MI News; NurPhoto; Getty Images)

If he is called upon, the Forest faithful will want him to do well but will hope and pray he returns to the club fit and healthy.

McKenna proved integral during 2020/21 and they’ll need him once more next season.

His injury record was perhaps less than impressive though and if Clarke doesn’t use him, it perhaps won’t be the worst situation in the world.

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