Criticism of Scotland boss Alex McLeish has been”absurd”, says Aberdeen director Derek McInnes.

McLeish has come under fire after the Scots’ under-whelming start with their Euro 20 20 qualifying effort.

Scotland have procured a Nations League playoff but lost 3-0 at Kazakhstan until a 2-0 win over San Marino, the planet’s lowest-ranked club, in their opening group games this month.

“Alex was put at the project to find the country to a major tournament. He is still in a position he could do that.

“Alex is a fantastic man and that I think a lot of these fall-out from this has been a bit absurd, as it is. However he is the director of country and it’s up to us all to attempt to support him in that.”

In November, McLeish’s men snapped a Nations League pool which additionally included Albania and Israel, guaranteeing Scotland an extra opportunity to produce the 20 20 noodle if they fail to succeed from their qualifying group.

McInnes considers that while Scotland possess flaws, they are capable of finishing their 22-year await a finals appearance in this effort.

“It wasn’t long ago after the Israel game which we were all excited about it young looking energetic side,” he added.

“For me personally there is still the nucleus there of a fantastic squad which can get the business done.

“We are not perfect clearly but that I really do believe being a country we will get the sequence of results to get us to a major tournament”

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