Grant Hanley insists his Scotland team mates are ready for tonight’s massive game with England at Wembley.
The Norwich City skipper said the players have dusted themselves down after Monday’s disappointing 2-0 opening defeat to the Czech Republic at Hampden.
A defeat would all but end the chances of the national side progressing but the squad know what’s at stake when they take on the Auld Enemy.
Grant said: “We’re playing England at Wembley in the Euros. So what more motivation do you need? It’s definitely a game we’re looking forward to.
“It’s the old cliché, you’ve got to play the game, not the occasion. We’ll be prepared and we’ll be positive. That’s the way we’ll go into it.
“There are three games in the group stage and we know what we’ve got to do to react. The points and the goal remain the same.
“Monday was a disappointing result for us and it’s a quick turnaround. But that’s tournament football.”
Steve Clarke praised the defender who showed pace and determination in front of the 12,000 supporters at the national stadium.
The Scotland boss said: “I still thought we defended quite well. Even in the second-half, I thought Grant Hanley was outstanding.
“I know he gets a little bit of stick off certain members of the Tartan Army or whatever. But I thought he was excellent for us. It was great to see. We defended reasonably well.”
The Scotland boss also leapt to the defence of former Queen of the South striker Lyndon Dykes who was unable to find the back of the net.
Clarke said: “All I say to Lyndon is ‘just keep getting into those positions big man because eventually the goals will start coming’.
“Is it confidence? I don’t know. With strikers it’s about getting into the positions. They’ll all go through a run of games where they’re scoring quite regularly like Lyndon did at the end of last season.
“Then they go through little patches when the ball doesn’t quite fall for them and hit the back of the net.
“But Lyndon has a good mentality so he’ll keep getting in there.”
The match at Wembley kicks off at 8pm and will be broadcast on ITV.