Hampden Park

Next Game

Scotland v N Ireland

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 19:45

International Match

Celtic Park

Last Game

Scotland 1 - 3 England

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 20:00

International Match

Strachan's Scotland belief

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is confident his players are well prepared for the World Cup qualifier against Wales on Friday.

Last Updated: 22/03/13 at 18:37 Post Comment

Strachan takes charge of the team for the first time in a competitive match following his appointment in January.

Much of the build-up has focused on the danger Gareth Bale could pose to Scotland, following his double in the October fixture between the teams which Wales won 2-1 in Cardiff.

Strachan was reluctant to identify Bale as the specific threat to the Scots, who are looking for their first win in Group A after four matches.

"The players are aware where there might be danger in the team. We've contingency plans for everything," he said.

"If we play to our potential, which they've shown throughout the week, then we're expecting us to cause problems."

When asked if the Scotland players should be looking to avenge the loss in Cardiff, Strachan said: "I don't know. You'd need to speak to them.

"What they've got to remember is the good bits about that game. They could have won the game, and should have won the game.

"Unfortunately the footballing Gods were against them that night. But I don't think they'll need any more motivation."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Transfer news: Paul Pogba will leave Juventus in next 18 months, says agent

Paul Pogba's agent expects the French midfielder to leave Juventus at some stage in the next two seasons.

Liverpool: Mario Balotelli 'wll stick with Reds' says his agent

Mario Balotelli hasn't got off to the best of starts at Liverpool but he is hopeful of turning things around at Anfield.

Eden Hazard: 'Chelsea need Diego Costa'

Eden Hazard admits Chelsea 'need' Diego Costa as he faces a three-match ban for a stamp on Emre Can on Tuesday night.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company