Alex McLeish faces his first genuine test on the road on Thursday, when Scotland take on Israel at the Haifa International Stadium. A win would put his side in pole position to qualify from their group in the Nations League.  

Ahead of the vital clash, Herald sports writer Matthew Lindsay reports from Tel Aviv on the main concerns for the travelling Tartan Army: What has been the fall out from Leigh Griffiths dropping out of the squad? How will McLeish set up his team? And will Scotland  go for the win in Haifa? 

For even more coverage of the coming international game and all the goings on in the Scotland camp, be sure to pick up a copy of Thursday's Herald Sport