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Summary

  1. FT: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands
  2. Callum McGregor has fierce shot saved
  3. John McGinn & sub Ryan Fraser go close to equaliser
  4. Memphis Depay opens scoring from Ryan Babel cross
  5. First Scotland match under interim coach Malky Mackay
  6. Christie, McGregor & Jack make debuts; Tierney captain

Live Reporting

By Bryn Palmer

All times stated are UK

Thank you and goodnight

FT: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Thank you for all your contributions tonight. It's fair to say your opinions on what you've seen differ slightly from those of Malky Mackay, whose period as interim Scotland coach now appears to be over.

There are no more Scotland internationals in the diary as things stand, but probably three or four more friendlies to come over the next 10 months before their next competitive outing.

Who leads them into those friendly games is now the big question for the Scottish FA.

Until the next time...

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Sam McKinley: Totally toothless and just really frustrating to watch. We weren’t bad but nothing’s changed!

Gavin Walker: Timidity and an absence of heart are traits of consecutive Scottish managers.

Craig Harvey: Thought they done ok. Just hope it's last time we see Matt Phillips. Just looks average at best. Could be there all night and he wouldn't score.

Graham Reid: Thank goodness Malky isn't getting the Scotland job, line up baffling, reluctant to bring on many subs, the smell of Strachan still not gone away.

'That is the future of Scottish football'

FT: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Interim manager Malky Mackay is upbeat about Scotland's future prospects after watching a side featuring four debutants - including substitute Jason Cummings - beaten 1-0 by Netherlands.

"To have 18 attempts on goal against Holland is sensational as far as I'm concerned," he tells BBC Scotland. "What I saw was the future of Scottish football - boys who could handle the ball.

"Tactically they were doing what we asked them, it is an athletic group who worked hard for each other, and want to play for Scotland. They were technically competent against one of the best teams in Europe, whether they are at the Euros or not.

"There was one slip, and they go and score a goal from it. We had a really good amount of chances and on another day, we win the game.

"People talk about Scotland players not having talent or technical ability, but I wouldn't say that looking at tonight's performance."

'Scotland were all over them'

FT: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland

Scotland were all over them. It's ridiculous that they've lost the match. They did not deserve to lose the match. Cummings should have been on a lot earlier. Paterson should have been given half an hour at least. Cooper or Hanlon should have came on and not Mulgrew. You know everything about Mulgrew, you're not going to learn anything new about Charlie Mulgrew.

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David Rose: Good to see so many of the young ones given the chance tonight, the Dutch were no mugs, don't forget this! MoM = McGinn

Michael Ryan: Hopefully new guys getting the first opportunity gives them the appetite for regular international football going forward we need these guys to gel together.

Martin Hart: At least it was only a friendly.

'A very positive performance' - McGinn

FT: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

John McGinn, who impressed in midfield for Scotland, has been speaking to BBC Scotland after that 1-0 defeat by the Netherlands.

"We knew how difficult a task it was going to be against a tough team, so we had to be focused. It was the first international for a while for a lot of us.

"I think over the piece we created a lot of good chances. It is frustrating we didn't take any of them. We are disappointed with that but overall we can be happy with the performance.

"Kieran Tierney led by example. He is only 20 but he was beckoning us forward. Everyone played a part. We could have done better going forward but it was a very positive performance."

John McGinn in action for Scotland against the Netherlands
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John McGinn won his fifth cap for Scotland at Pittodrie

'There's got to be a sense of rage'

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Michael Stewart

Former Scotland midfielder on BBC Sportsound

I can't help but feel there's got to be a sense of rage for some of those guys that have sat on the bench. Graeme Shinnie is the one for me, it's screaming out at me. I don't want to have a go at Kenny McLean, he isa good player, but he is not as good a player as Graeme Shinnie. Graeme Shinnie is the captain of Aberdeen. He must have been sitting there thinking 'let me on'. And why did he bring on Charlie Mulgrew? We know what Charlie can do, but he is not going to be the future of a centre-back partnership. Liam Cooper was on the bench. Why didn't we get the kid on?

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Ali McK: What has Matt Phillips done to deserve a game, he was rank against Slovakia and Slovenia.

Andy: better looking squad with the old guard out. Berra is woeful. Get McCrorie in.

Mark L: With a proper striker we would have won.

Der Stench Kaput: An embarrassing result against a very poor Holland side.

Kolo Hampsey: Like my fave daytime show......Pointless

'Shackles should have been taken off earlier'

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Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

It's been an exercise in allowing young players the opportunity to go out there and perform. I think the shackles should have been taken off much earlier. I think we could have been more positive. We've certainly created opportunities but we haven't been able to take them. At the end of the day it's disappointing but the youngsters have had an opportunity.

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So were there any positives in that performance for Scotland to cling on to? Did any of the debutants do themselves any favours, or suggest they will remain part of the team going forward?

Or was it an opportunity missed to take a look at some other players?

FULL-TIME - Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Not the worst Scotland performance you'll ever see. They had enough chances, but didn't have sufficient quality to take any of them.

Two minutes of stoppage time..

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Scotland have made a habit of scoring late goals of late. Can they muster one here?

Matt Phillips has a free header from an in-swinging corner, but it glances off his head and out.

CLOSE!

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Jason Cummings could have made himself a hero with his first touch in international football. The former Hibs striker, now at Nottingham Forest, is played in on his favoured left foot, but it is more of a side-footed effort and lacks the punch to trouble Jasper Cillessen.

Game 'fizzled out'

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Steven Thompson

Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

The game has fizzled out. The Dutch have pretty much been trying to play a containment game for the last 20 minutes - just popping the ball about, keeping possession of it and we've not got the energy anymore to cause them problems

Cummings on for McGregor

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

It remains something of a mystery why Malky Mackay has been reluctant to give more players an opportunity in a fairly meaningless game, but he's giving Jason Cummings four minutes to try to pull something out of the fire on his Scotland debut.

Scotland 'deserve a goal'

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

I think they probably deserve a goal, Scotland. Created an awful lot of opportunities but maybe just haven't had that quality to find the back of the net, but certainly in terms of opportunities created they deserve one.

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

The official attendance for tonight's friendly at Pittodrie is announced as 17,833. Not a bad turn-out.

Will those fans see a Scotland goal to send them home in higher spirits?

They have 11 minutes left to find one.

'Agonising' for Fraser

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Steven Thompson

Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

What an impact from Ryan Fraser. His first touch was absolutely sensational. Boring down on goal, cuts inside, wipes out two of the Dutch defenders. The easiest bit of all for him would be to hit the target and he drags the shot agonisingly wide of the post. Certainly an impact.

CLOSE!

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Instant impact from Ryan Fraser, who arrows in on goal off his right wing past a couple of Dutch defenders, but can only poke a left-foot shot into the side netting.

Fraser on for Forrest

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Finally a second substitution from the interim Scotland coach. Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, formerly of Aberdeen, comes on for James Forrest

CLOSE!

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

A great pass from John McGinn, threaded through to Callum McGregor, gives the Celtic midfielder a sight of goal. He unleashes a powerful left-foot effort that Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen beats up into the air.

Malky Mackay reacts as Scotland go close to an equaliser
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Malky Mackay reacts to another chance missed. Dick Advocaat looks pretty happy, mind

YELLOW CARD

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Scotland midfielder John McGinn earns the first booking of the night for an aggressive tackle, though he did appear to win the ball.

"That's a shambles," declares BBC Scotland summariser Steven Thompson. "For me John got the ball in a 50-50 tackle, that is a really poor decision."

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Netherlands looking to put the game to bed with a second goal. Kevin Strootman brings a brilliant block from Kieran Tierney, who is looking at ease in a centre-back role. Moments later Ryan Jack has to put in another block to keep the Dutch at bay.

'Take the shackles off'

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

I think Scotland need to take the shackles off to be perfectly honest. It's a friendly. I think we're still too hesitant, playing too deep. Any time we've gone at the Dutch, we've opened them up. I think there's definitely a goal or two there for us but I think we're playing under too many directions from the manager not to expose ourselves. Let's go. Let's allow these midfield players to go and express themselves.

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen makes a hash of dealing with a pass-back from Daley Blind, and Matt Phillips nicks the ball. He finds Ryan Christie, who floats over a cross that eludes two of his team-mates. Should have done better.

CLOSE!

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Better signs from Scotland. A good passing move down the right before John McGinn picks up the ball on the edge of the area and unleashes a fierce left-foot shot that goes narrowly wide of the left-hand post.

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

A driving run forward from Andrew Robertson lifts the hosts. The left-back plays a one-two with Ryan Christie, but the latter's pass into the area is a little too heavy.

Andrew Robertson makes a point to Netherlands' Quincy Promes
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Andrew Robertson has been one of Scotland's sources of inspiration

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

The second half starts in similar fashion to the first. Netherlands with most of the possession, but not doing much with it.

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Shaun McCormack: Played really well and had majority of the chances, caught with a sucker punch as Netherlands despite their talented line-up have been poor.

Keith Nicol: Just shows how bad the Netherlands are now as we are horrendous.

Sean Macdonald: Decent first half, more hunger and creation from the young guys. Mistake for the goal, but double offside all the same. Sooner see this than Strachan's old favourites!!

'Need to up the tempo'

HT: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Michael Stewart

Former Scotland midfielder on BBC Sportsound

We need to up the intensity and the tempo a little bit, and be a little bit sharper in the tackle and closing down in the middle of the park.

Mulgrew on for Scotland

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

The second half gets under way and Scotland have made a change. Charlie Mulgrew is on for Christophe Berra at centre-back.

Each side can make up to six substitutions.

Scotland 'need more aggression'

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Michael Stewart

Former Scotland midfielder on BBC Sportsound

I just feel as if we've been slightly passive in the middle of the park. I think we could have been a wee bit more aggressive at times. Kenny MacLean has been quiet and I think Graeme Shinne would be better suited to that position. Ryan Christie has had fleeting moments but has been brushed off the ball easily at times. Matt Phillips has been wasteful but his pace has caused problems for the Dutch. I'm looking at Kieran Tierney at centre-half and I'm quite comfortable with that. Moving forward, Kieran Tierney could play that position. I would just want to see somebody that could partner him.

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Matt Day: Phillips has spoiled Scotland's attacks with poor passing & hold up play. McLean & Jack look out their depth. Berra a liability.

Denis Maxwell: Offside goal but dreadfully exposed.....where did our right back go for the goal?

Alan McDonald: Are we waiting till half time to let the 16000 fans in....more noise in a cemetery....

HALF-TIME - Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Scotland had a few chances in a promising opening period, while Kieran Tierney came close with a thunderous effort.

But one moment of class from the Dutch, who have otherwise been disappointing, ends with a goal on the counter-attack.

A familiar tale for Scotland perhaps. Can they find a response after the break?

Netherlands celebrate Memphis Depay's goal
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Netherlands are ahead through a Memphis Depay goal. Can Scotland respond?

'Simple goal' for Netherlands

Scotland 0-1 Netherlands

Steven Thompson

Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

Because we had been caught up the pitch attacking with numbers in forward areas, we hadn't recovered well enough in the end defensively to be in a good shape to stop the cross and it was a simple goal for the Netherlands.

GOAL - Scotland 0-1 Netherlands (Depay)

Frustration for Scotland as a break upfield ends with Matt Phillips losing the ball. The Dutch counter attack swiftly and Memphis Depay, all alone a few yards out, converts Ryan Babel's low cross.

CLOSE!

Scotland 0-0 Netherlands

Chance for Netherlands at the other end, as Virgil van Dijk just faisl to get enough on a whipped corner.

CLOSE!

Scotland 0-0 Netherlands

Kieran Tierney nearly marks his first game as captain with a goal. The Celtic defender picks up the ball 30 yards out and unleashes a left-foot thunderbolt that Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen does well to get down to and beat away.

Scotland 0-0 Netherlands

Memphis Depay never really convinced in his time at Manchester United, and the Dutch winger still looks a bit of a lost soul. He runs along the edge of the Scotland area, but his shot lacks the clout to trouble Craig Gordon.

Scotland 0-0 Netherlands

John McGinn has made a decent start in midfield for Scotland, tenacious in the tackle and probing with his passing. But the Hibs star goes into a challenge a bit too heavily for the referee's liking, and concedes a free-kick.

John McGinn challenges Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum for the ball
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