Football fans attending Hampden “prefer to walk back to the city centre”, a minister has claimed, after Scotland supporters were advised to leave the match against Armenia early.

Speaking at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, transport minister Jenny Gilruth insisted that the temporary timetable implemented by ScotRail gives a “more stable and reliable” service.

However, she told MSPs that the refusal of drivers to work on rest-days had made it “incredibly difficult” to timetable for Scotland’s Nations League fixture.

The last train from Mount Florida, the closest station to the national stadium, to Glasgow Central is set to leave at 8.46pm, before the referee blows the final whistle.

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