When Scotland line up against Northern Ireland at Hampden tomorrow night, few will be more aware of the significance of the fixture than our very own National Team Manager.

Gordon Strachan played Northern Ireland five times as a player and captained Scotland to a 1-0 win back in 1992. He also made his international debut against the country.

We look back at five memorable games against our Home International rivals (including the 1992 game that slipped Gordon’s memory during today’s press conference!):

Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland - 9 February 2011
Scotland’s first game of the new Nations Cup format provided them with their biggest win over the Northern Irish in recent times. Kenny Miller opened the scoring on 19 minutes before a fine long-range strike from James McArthur gave Scotland a comfortable lead. Kris Commons prodded in Scotland’s third to seal the game.

Scotland 1-0 Northern Ireland – 19 February 1992
Strachan pulled on the armband and started alongside new Scottish FA Performance Director Brian McClair in a scrappy encounter at Hampden. Ally McCoist scored the winner – his 11th for Scotland - after heading in a Gary McAllister corner on 11 minutes.

Northern Ireland 0-0 Scotland - 14 October 1982
Jock Stein’s Scotland secure a crucial point at Windsor Park in the second-last game of the 1982 World Cup qualification campaign. Captain Asa Hartford saved the day with a clearance on the line and Scotland held their nerve to qualify for their third World Cup in a row.

Northern Ireland 1-0 Scotland - 16 May 1980
A disappointing night for Scotland but a special occasion for Strachan, who made his international debut alongside Graeme Souness in central midfield. Former Scotland managers Alex McLeish and George Burley also feature in defence.

Scotland 2-0 Northern Ireland – 20 May 1972
Tommy Docherty manages Scotland to victory at Hampden Park in the 1971-72 British Home Championships. Late goals from Denis Law and substitute Peter Lorimer are enough to give the team a win on their way to sharing the championship title with England.