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It's a good question.

Dykes, probably. He Is playing regularly, and starting for QPR.

The job of Dykes, in our system, is to be the foil for his strike partner and the attacking midfielder.

We have to rely on movement runners from midfield.

Failing that, we could try McTominay up front. He is the best finisher we have. 

I don't trust Nisbet or Shankland, McBurnie, Burke or Paterson. (Wouldn't even have Shankland and Paterson in the squad)

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3 minutes ago, Taylor1996 said:

All from corners.

He could've scored 3, should've scored 2.

We were really dangerous at corners in our last game. the 12 most predictable corners in the history of world football if I remember correctly.

Bored so had a look, against the Czech's over the two games we had one corner they had twenty

Over Coopers 180 minutes in the recent games we had four corners.

 

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I wouldnt say we are any worse off now than previously.

I dont think anybody thought Dykes was going to score loads in England. If he is fit he will play regardless of game time for QPR.

Shankland has shown he isnt the top level striker people hoped he was. Griffiths wont ever be back due to attitude / mental health problems. McBurnie will play but not score many in the EPL.

Best we can hope for is that the midfield have their shooting boots on and a striker hits abit of unexpected form.

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1 hour ago, ceudmilefailte said:

We were really dangerous at corners in our last game. the 12 most predictable corners in the history of world football if I remember correctly.

Bored so had a look, against the Czech's over the two games we had one corner they had twenty

Over Coopers 180 minutes in the recent games we had four corners.

 

lol

On this evidence, though, Cooper is much a thread with corners as an Ewok. 😛

 

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1 minute ago, ProudScot said:

McBurnie should be about 8th choice striker IMO 

Doesnt take much to go from 8th choice to one of the best options though. 

Shankland can show he can do it against a high level of opposition tomorrow too. Although he's probably going to have to rely on his teammates to give him a chance. 

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8 minutes ago, Super_Scotlandfan said:

Doesnt take much to go from 8th choice to one of the best options though. 

Shankland can show he can do it against a high level of opposition tomorrow too. Although he's probably going to have to rely on his teammates to give him a chance. 

In his 5/10 minute cameos in the last set of internationals Shankland showed he was technically better and more suited to international football than McBurnie. 

Shankland should just be a squad bench option. McBurnie should be behind; Dykes, Griffiths, Nisbet, Shankland, Fletcher, Burke & probably even Jordan Rhodes. 

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Just now, ProudScot said:

In his 5/10 minute cameos in the last set of internationals Shankland showed he was technically better and more suited to international football than McBurnie. 

Shankland should just be a squad bench option. McBurnie should be behind; Dykes, Griffiths, Nisbet, Shankland, Fletcher, Burke & probably even Jordan Rhodes. 

Still not changed it

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Obviously, Dykes will start up front. Not up for debate. Clarke will select the players who have done the job for him and striker-wise that is Dykes. Club form is handy but irrelevant if a player can still put in a shift at international level which Dykes has always managed to do for us. The only question will be who will play the supporting attacking midfielder role - at present the favourites for that role are the two Ryans - Christie and Fraser.

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4 hours ago, Caledonian Craig said:

Obviously, Dykes will start up front. Not up for debate. Clarke will select the players who have done the job for him and striker-wise that is Dykes. Club form is handy but irrelevant if a player can still put in a shift at international level which Dykes has always managed to do for us. The only question will be who will play the supporting attacking midfielder role - at present the favourites for that role are the two Ryans - Christie and Fraser.

Think I am starting to like the idea of a 3 4 2 1 formation with McGinn and Mctominay in central midfield.

Dykes upfront with any two of Christie,Turnbull, Armstrong, Gauld, and Fraser in behind. Could add McGinn to the list by playing Jack in central midfield in his place.

Your right though bar a total formation change it has to be Dykes up front, even though he isn't scoring, QPR have started winning and he starts every game.

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McGinn is probably our top scorer in the last couple of years but now playing deeper.  Would be good if some of our other players could get amongst the goals before our next matches but quite a few are off form,  not scoring or not playing regularly. Pity the Faroe Islands is the last of the triple header so the Austria and Israel games are likely to be low scoring. 

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2 minutes ago, gkm_vancouver said:

McGinn is probably our top scorer in the last couple of years but now playing deeper.  Would be good if some of our other players could get amongst the goals before our next matches but quite a few are off form,  not scoring or not playing regularly. Pity the Faroe Islands is the last of the triple header so the Austria and Israel games are likely to be low scoring. 

McTominay and Armstrong have been scoring. 

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