THE Scottish FA will seek permission to wear poppy armbands in the upcoming friendly against the Netherlands. 

The governing body released a joint statement with the other home nations on Monday confirming that all four countries will ask the opposition team and FIFA for permission in the week leading up to and including Remembrance Sunday as they 'welcome the new clarification' on what can be worn on shirts. 

Football's governing body fined England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland last year after poppy armbands were worn and displays put on show during World Cup qualifying matches. 

The rules were clarified earlier this year to allow poppies to be worn as long as FIFA and the opposition team give prior consent. 

The statement read: "The four football associations of the home nations (The FA, FAW, the Scottish FA and Irish FA) welcome the new clarification on Law 4, issued on 26 September 2017 by The International Football Association Board (The IFAB), in close cooperation and agreement with FIFA, governing what can and cannot be worn on players’ shirts.

"It was important that clarity was brought to this issue as it affects many football matches/competitions throughout the world and is particularly helpful in relation to remembrance and poppies.

"In any year when there are international matches in the week leading up to and including Remembrance Sunday, it is the intention of all four home nations to seek permission from the opposition team and FIFA (as the authority responsible for those matches) to display the poppy on armbands."

Scotland face the Dutch at Pittodrie on 9 November, their first fixture since Gordon Strachan departed at the end of the failed Russia 2018 campaign.

Malky Mackay will lead the national team in an interim capacity for the game and his squad will be announced on Monday afternoon.