ROVERS pair Charlie Mulgrew and Corry Evans were both involved for their countries last night, but enjoyed mixed fortunes.

Mulgrew played the full 90 minutes as Scotland secured a last-gasp win over 10 man Slovakia at Hampden Park to keep alive their hopes of reaching next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.

A Martin Skrtel own goal proved the difference as the Scots saw off the challenge of a Slovakia side who played more than 75 minutes with a man less after midfielder Robert Mak was sent off.

Mulgrew has now played five consecutive games for his national side, and will hope to be involved in Sunday’s game with Slovenia and win his 30th cap.

Scotland moved second in Group F with the win, but travel to Ljubljana knowing they will likely need to win to secure second place and a possible place in the play-off stages.

Meanwhile,  Northern Ireland were beaten by Germany at Windsor Park but remain well placed to reach the play-offs.

Rovers midfielder Corry Evans won his 41st cap when he played 80 minutes of the match before being replaced by George Saville.

Michael O’Neill’s men have already secured second spot behind the Germans and as things stand need they may still need a point in Norway in the final qualifier on Sunday.

Early goals from Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner put the visitors in charge, before Joshua Kimmich added a third in the second half.  Josh Magennis netted a consolation goal for the Irish late on.