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Scotland duo praise Strachan

Scotland duo Charlie Mulgrew and Chris Burke praised the impact of new manager Gordon Strachan after their 1-0 win over Estonia.

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Charlie Mulgrew: First strike for Scotland

Charlie Mulgrew: First strike for Scotland

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Mulgrew opened his international account as Scotland secured their first win under Strachan, who was appointed to the role last month.

The Celtic defender converted Charlie Adam's free-kick seven minutes before the break at Pittodrie and Strachan's side went on to secure the victory.

Asked about working under Scotland's new manager, Mulgrew told Sky Sports: "It's been good, been different, some new ideas in there."

He added: "It was difficult conditions...the most important thing was getting the win so we are happy.

"It is good to get that winning spirit - hopefully we can go on and get more wins."

Burke was making his first Scotland appearance since 2006 and he said: "It's been excellent, him (Strachan) and his coaching staff...I've learned so much so it's great to be amongst it all.

"It was excellent, I was happy with my performance - all round the team did well."

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