Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Tuesday, 19 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
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Scotland's 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying win in Cyprus on Saturday helped show the squad how good Steve Clarke is as a head coach, says left-back Greg Taylor.
Taylor set up John McGinn's winner and the result - a second victory in a row - lifted Scotland to third in Group I.
"He's a top manager," Taylor, who played for Clarke at Kilmarnock before joining Celtic, told BBC Scotland.
"The boys are starting, slowly but surely, to see that - and winning games always helps."
He added: "I worked with the gaffer for two years before he took the job and I can't sing his praises high enough."
Scotland can no longer qualify for Euro 2020 through the group, but could still reach next summer's tournament via the play-offs in March.
Clarke's side host Kazakhstan in their final qualifier at Hampden on Tuesday (19:45 GMT kick-off).
Taylor, who crossed for McGinn to score in the 53rd minute in Nicosia, was playing only his second game in three months. Fellow summer signing Boli Bolingoli has nailed down the left-back spot since joining Celtic from Rapid Vienna, and Jonny Hayes has been preferred as his deputy.
And the 22-year-old only got to earn his second Scotland cap because of an injury to captain Andrew Robertson and with Arsenal having already asked for Kieran Tierney to be excused international duty as he continues his recovery from a hip injury.
"In football, it's about taking opportunities and, when you least expect it, you get them," said Taylor.
"Hopefully I've done enough to keep my place for Tuesday and, beyond that, we all know it's down to the gaffer.
"You keep a good base fitness - it's important to do that regardless if you're playing or not. I played against St Mirren a couple of weeks back, so it wasn't all that long ago that I played.
"I know obviously it's not been ideal - not playing as much as I'd have liked - but you've just got to be patient. It's a massive team I'm at."
After Scotland controlled the first half, Taylor said Cyprus forced his side into "a battle" following Georgios Efrem's stunning equaliser.
"It was frustrating to lose a goal, but it was helluva finish from the boy," said the defender.
"We showed good mentality. To go on and create for John - it's a great finish as well - and for that to be the winning goal was nice."
Scotland's hopes of qualifying from Group I had long gone, but Taylor hopes another win creates momentum as they prepare for the second chance afforded them by the Nations Cup.
"That's two on the bounce and hopefully we'll go and get three and we'll build for the play-offs in March," he added.
"They're important, these two games. Obviously there's been a few call-offs, which is not ideal, but it's up to the boys out there to take their chance."
Harry Winks will attempt to stake his claim for club and country when the out-of-favour Tottenham midfielder starts once more for England on Sunday.
The 23-year-old has only made 13 appearances for Tottenham this season and missed out on their last three starting line-ups.
Yet Winks has played a more important role for England, with the midfielder starting Sunday’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Kosovo on the back of 90 minutes in Thursday’s 7-0 win against Montenegro.
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“Every time you get the opportunity to play for your club and country, it’s important that I can put in a positive performance,” the midfielder said in Pristina.
“First and foremost, I want to play in this team and I want to do myself as much justice as possible.
“You know, tomorrow is going to be a game that we’re not taking lightly at all.
“There’s a lot of competition at the moment in this group and everybody is performing so well for their club.
“So, in some respects, it’s a good thing because you feel like you have to always be on top of your game, and that’s only a positive for both myself, the club and the country as well.
“Because, obviously, I want to improve and want to help others improve as well.
“There are so many players that are pushing for positions and places, and as long as I stay on top of my game and as long as everybody else does (as well), it will be a good selection problem for the gaffer and hopefully we can make that as difficult as possible for him.”
Winks was omitted from Mauricio Pochettino‘s squad when Spurs faced Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League earlier in the month – not ideal with Euro 2020 looming next summer.
“No, I mean, I never spoke to the manager about why I was left out, but I assumed it was a tactical decision and, you know, it was the manager’s decision and of course I respect that,” he said.
“And I worked hard in training during the week to try and get back to them.
“Going into the Premier League, going back after the international break, it’s going to be important to try and get as many games as possible and start as much as I can.
“And let’s hope that happens here with England, performing well and then going back and training well and keeping the levels high, because that’s the most important thing when you’re trying to play for Tottenham and England.”
The same goes for team-mate Harry Kane, who has scored 19 in 20 appearances for club and country this season – as well as netting in every Euro 2020 qualifier.
“It is yes, and I think the one thing that everyone can say about Harry, really, is his mentality,” Winks said.
“He’s got such an elite mentality, and all he ever wants to do is improve and get better, and that’s probably why he’s one of the best strikers in the world at the moment – because his mentality is never to rest or be happy with what you’ve done.
“He’s always striving for more and he’s a good role model and that’s obviously why he’s been made captain.
“He’s somebody who leads by example and somebody who everybody would like to follow in his footsteps.”