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Scotland boss Clarke hopeful over Arsenal ace Tierney facing England

Scotland manager Steve Clarke is hopeful Kieran Tierney will return from injury for Friday's clash with England.

The Arsenal left-back missed the opening group game loss to Czech Republic.

"He's got a chance," said Clarke.

"He did a little bit of light training today and we'll see how he progresses."

The Scots were downed 2-0 by Czech Republic, but Clarke says their tournament is far from over.

"The players are fine, completely relaxed and know what they have to do," said Clarke.

"We need to get the points required to get out of the group and we still have the chance to do that.

"So, all the doom and gloom that followed the result - not the performance, the result - should be put to one side. My job is to analyse the performance and unfortunately most people just look at the result.

"They are a group of players that are determined to do well for their country. I think that's shown over the last number of games. We want to keep learning, we want to keep getting better and that's what we'll strive to do.

"Sometimes you have to take a negative result and hopefully we bounce back stronger."

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