‘Nobody saw it coming’: Steve Clarke searches for answers to Scotland slump

Manager ‘backs players 100%’ despite worrying Dublin defeatClarke accepts side ‘need to win’ in Armenia on TuesdayAs Steve Clarke stood in a corridor in the bowels of the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening, it seemed incredible to recall Scotland entered this international window while riding the wave of an eight-match unbeaten run.A painful World Cup exit at the hands of Ukraine – coming before victory over a hapless Armenia team – was one thing. Embarrassment against the Republic of Ireland, who swaggered to a 3-0 victory, quite another.

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