A late substitute appearance from Dundee’s Craig Wighton wasn’t enough to push Scotland to victory at the Toulon Tournament.
Coming on with 10 minutes remaining for the ineffective Oliver Burke, Wighton didn’t have much time to make an impact in the 1-1 draw with Togo.
A slow start from the Scots put them under pressure as former-Dundee United loanee Anthony Ralston’s missed clearance was capitalised on by Thomas Wogodo to put the Africans ahead.
It didn’t take long, however, for the young Scots to test the Togo defence and they got back on level terms shortly afterwards.
Everton forward Fraser Hornby rose highest to nod home an inswinging corner from Celtic’s Michael Johnston with 18 minutes on the clock in Aubagne.
Scot Gemmill’s side then began to look the better team with Johnston in particular a real threat down the left wing.
It was from set-pieces that they looked really dangerous.
They closest they came to grabbing a winner came as St Johnstone’s Jason Kerr was denied right on half-time by Togo goalkeeper Yorgan Agblemagnon as the Scots went in search of all three points, before their opponents were reduced to 10 men with five minutes remaining when Victor Mensah was shown a second yellow card.
The result leaves Gemmill’s men second in Group B following France’s 4-1 victory over South Korea.