Another new dawn has been welcomed in by the Tartan Army following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
|Game||Scotland vs Costa Rica|
|Date||Friday March 23|
|Stream||Sky Sports Football|
TV Channel & Live Stream
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Football and streamed via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Football||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Archer, McGregor, McLaughlin|
|Defenders||Douglas, Hanley, Hendry, McKenna, Mulgrew, Paterson, Robertson|
|Midfielders||Armstrong, Cairney, Forrest, Fraser, McDonald, McGinn, McGregor, McLean, McTominay, Murphy, Ritchie|
|Forwards||Christie, Cummings, McBurnie, Phillips|
McLeish has included nine uncapped players in his first selection, with Jon McLaughlin, Scott McKenna, Barry Douglas, Dylan McGeouch, Scott McTominay and Oli McBurnie called upon for the first time.
Kevin McDonald, Jamie Murphy and Jordan Archer are also waiting on their first caps having made previous squads.
Russell Martin, Kieran Tierney and Dylan McGeouch have been forced to withdraw through injury, with Celtic's Jack Hendry added in their place.
Potential Scotland XI: Archer; Paterson, McKenna, Mulgrew, Robertson; McTominay, McDonald; Forrest, McGregor, Fraser; Cummings
|Position||Costa Rica players|
|Goalkeepers||Navas, Moreira, Briceno|
|Defenders||Gonzalez, Acosta, Gamboa, Oviedo, Duarte, Calvo, Watson, Gutierrez, Smith|
|Midfielders||Borges, Tejeda, Guzman, Wallace, Segura, Azofeifa|
|Forwards||Bryan Ruiz, Urena, Colindres, Yendrick Ruiz, Mitchell|
Costa Rica boast a number of players who will be familiar to Scotland supporters.
Between the sticks, Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas provides a reliable last line of defence, but Arsenal forward Joel Campbell - who is currently on loan at Real Betis - misses out having only recently returned from injury.
Potential Costa Rica XI: Navas; Gamboa, Duarte, Gonzalez, Gutierrez, Oviedo; Calvo, Borges, Guzman, Wallace; Brayn Ruiz
Betting & Match Odds
Scotland start as favourites to win the game with dabblebet, who price them at 6/5.
Costa Rica are 23/10 to claim victory and a draw is available at 21/10.
McLeish has inherited a Scotland squad boasting plenty of potential, with there a number of promising youngsters coming through the ranks.
The biggest problem facing McLeish would appear to be finding goals, with their only five players at his disposal with an international effort to their name - with Matt Ritchie topping the charts with three.
If he can find a spark from somewhere, then there is cause for optimism heading towards the Nations League and Euro 2020 qualification.
For Costa Rica, they need to use meetings with Scotland and Tunisia to finalise their plans for this summer's World Cup.
They will be going to Russia looking to emulate their efforts from 2014 which saw them reach the quarter-finals.
Confidence can be built at Hampden as they count down the days to another major tournament, with their only previous meeting with Scotland holding happy memories - a shock 1-0 victory at the 1990 World Cup.