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Shamed Scots ‘must win’


Peter Grant

Peter Grant

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Peter Grant

Scotland No.2 Peter Grant claims the players must beat minnows San Marino after their humiliating 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.

Alex McLeish's side face the world's lowest-ranked team San Marino tomorrow and Grant has demanded the players show a reaction.

He said: "They have to make a statement. We have to put it right against San Marino, we have to win the game, and it has to be a much better performance."

San Marino go into the game on the back of a 5-0 defeat in Cyprus while Group I favourites Belgium started their campaign off with a 3-1 home win over Russia.

Grant added: "The players are obviously disappointed and as a staff we are gutted because it wasn't the performance we expected from this group of players."