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08 Aug 2013 19:19:13

Scotland 'wound up' for England

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie expects Scotland to go all out to claim another high profile scalp in next week's friendly against England as they seek to edge further up the rankings again.

The Scots' hopes of qualification for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil were dashed early on after a string of poor results and they had failed to win a single game in the group until June's impressive victory over Croatia.

Ogilvie believes Gordon Strachan's men will treat the clash at Wembley just as seriously as any competitive outing as they aim for a repeat of that result.

He said: "At the moment, there are no friendlies as far as we are concerned.

"Having not qualified for the tournament, we are looking to get results in all the games and to start moving back up the rankings.

"I don't think anyone has to be wound up for a game against England."

Ogilvie would love to see Scotland claim victory over England and demonstrate they are moving in the right direction.

But he believes getting to a position where the national team is capable of qualification for major finals again is more important than bragging rights.

He added: "There have been a lot of notable results down the years.

"My first game I ever saw at Wembley was a 3-2 win for Scotland in 1967 which was against the odds.


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