Steve Clarke in meltdown as Scotland flounder

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Scotland Head Coach Steve Clarke is seen during a Scotland press conference ahead of their European Qualifying match against Kazakhstan at Oriam on November 18, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This isn’t an entire Rangers story, not completely anyway, but as Scotland fly to the Czech Republic to take on the home side, intending to ‘bounce back’ from the dismal Israel draw, Steve Clarke has managed to do the impossible:

Alienate both sides of the Old Firm by more or less dumping all Rangers or Celtic players.

Just Celtic’s Ryan Christie starts, and the ultimate farce of this squad/XI is on the night they face a skeleton Czech side due to viral concerns, they select possibly the worst and most patched Scotland XI ever assembled.

While there’s one or two half decent players in the visiting XI, the fact only one Old Firm player starts is more than a touch bizarre for a regime desperate for even a point.

And up against a home side that selected from a squad which has only two capped players, we cannot help but wonder what on earth Steve Clarke is actually doing.

Craig Levein and your 4-6-0 formation, eat your heart out.

PS the visitors are, of course, losing at the time of writing.