Derby County goalkeeper David Marshall was in action for Scotland on Sunday evening in their final friendly in the lead-up to the country’s first major championship in 23 years this summer in the delayed 2020 UEFA European Championships.
The 36-year-old was named in the starting line-up for their international friendly away to Luxembourg to get match minutes under his belt.
The shot-stopper picked up his 44th cap in a 1-0 win at Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg’s national stadium, after he and five other players sat out Scotland’s 2-2 friendly draw with the Netherlands last week as a precautionary measure after midfielder John Fleck tested positive for COVID-19.
Marshall made an important save early on from Vahid Selimovic’s deflected effort following a corner for the hosts before Southampton’s Che Adams opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark.
Selimovic was sent off for Luxembourg before half time for bringing down Queens Park Rangers striker Lyndon Dykes when he was clean through on goal, giving Scotland a numerical advantage for over half of the match.
No further goals followed in the second half as Scotland dominated for long spells with Marshall left with little to do between the posts.
Marshall, who made 33 appearances for Derby in the 2020/21 season, will be hoping to have done enough to be named in Steve Clarke’s side for the upcoming tournament and particularly after his penalty shoot-out heroics to secure their qualification at the end of 2020.
The Tartan Army’s European Championships group campaign will begin at Hampden Park in Glasgow against Czech Republic on Monday 14th June, before facing England at Wembley Stadium on Friday 18th June.
Their final group match will see Scotland take on Croatia back at Hampden Park on Tuesday 22nd June.