McTominay: I just want to make things happen

Saturday 09 September 2023 10:30

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay insists both he and his Scotland team-mates are keeping their feet firmly on their ground, as the Tartan Army took yet another huge step towards UEFA Euro 2024 qualification.

Our no.39 registered both a goal and an assist during the match against Cyprus on Friday evening, as Steve Clarke's side continued their 100 per cent record in Group A.

McTominay's fine goalscoring form at international level means no other player has currently scored more goals than our midfielder in European qualifying, with his latest goal in Larnaca making it six in five games for the United Academy graduate. 

Scott shines for Scotland


The United midfielder was on the scoresheet again, with Bruno also finding the net - find out all the details here.

When jokingly asked if it was his new hairstyle that was providing extra fuel for his current form in front of goal, Scott told Viaplay Sports: “He [John McGinn] might be right to be fair, he might be right!

“The manager gives me a lot of freedom to get into the box and potentially make things happen.

“Obviously he has shown a lot of faith in me and I just want to make things happen.”
Scotland now know that if fellow Group A rivals Norway draw with Georgia on Tuesday, their passage to next summer's tournament in Germany will be confirmed.

However, there could still be plenty to do if results don't go their way, with a tricky test against Spain in Sevilla yet to come next month.
“We have to keep a lid on it. We all know we are really good players and in the dressing room there is a really good squad, full of characters,” Scott added.

“John McGinn is one of those who has just done an interview and he is a prime suspect for being a great character and keeping the group together, he always wanted us to push and keep going.

“I feel like for us it is relatively simple, we have to just keep out feet on the ground and keep [scoring] goals without conceding goals.”