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Positive Strachan believes Scotland players responding well

Gordon Strachan feels that the Scotland players have responded well since he took the reins as manager in January.

The former Southampton, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss took over from Craig Levein at the start of the year and he believes things have gone fairly well during his 10 months in charge.

Scotland, who have won three and lost four matches since Strachan arrived, take on Croatia in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night and the gaffer is excited about the prospect of again putting his plans into place for a side he believes are ever-improving.

"I've enjoyed myself and I hope the players have as well," he told Sky Sports. "The players have responded fantastically well and now we are looking forward to the game.

"We will have to be on the front foot. The onus is on us to go and win the game and we will have to be careful because by doing that you can leave yourself a bit exposed at times.

"We have got to be positive and if we are to be successful in the future we have to improve our home form.

"You've got to try and win when you are playing at home. Away from home we have been doing a lot of good things, so the system we will be using will be a little bit different, but not by much."

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