New Scotland manager Alex McLeish agrees that Kieran Tierney`s international future could lie at the heart of the defence.
Left-backs Tierney of Celtic and Liverpool`s Andy Robertson are among Scotland`s best players, leaving McLeish pondering how to fit them both into the line-up.
Tierney played on the right of a back four towards the end of Gordon Strachan`s Scotland reign and also featured in central defence in Malky Mackay`s sole game in caretaker charge against Holland.
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The 20-year-old has also been part of a three-man central defence for Celtic.
When asked whether he would consider playing Tierney at centre-back, McLeish said: Of course.
He had a smashing game up at Aberdeen in the friendly game when Malky Mackay took the team, he didn`t look out of place in the centre-back position.
It`s a shame they play in the same position but Tierney can adapt.
I know he has played at right-back as well. I probably wouldn`t want to play him at right-back, unless there is a real emergency.
That wouldn`t be my plan for Tierney, but we do have definitive plans about how we want to play.
You have to play your best players. I`m sure we can find a solution.