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Temporary Dundee Utd boss wants more Scotland involvement

Temporary Dundee United boss Peter Houston would like to work with the Scotland squad on a more official basis. United have agreed to allow Houston to link up with Levein on one-off basis for Scotland's friendly against Czech Republic in March.

And he is relishing the challenge after revealing how attending Scotland's famous Euro 2008 qualifying win over France three-and-a-half years ago inspired him to accept Levein's offer.

"One of the best atmospheres I've ever been at here was recently when I came to the Scotland-France game and nobody wanted to leave the stadium," he stated.

"I've not got that many, but the hairs on the back of my neck were standing up.

"Craig was at that game as well - it was part of his Euro pro (coaching) licence.

"Seeing how the country, the fans, the Tartan Army sang their hearts out that day, it was very exciting and something I can't wait for."

Houston would like to combine his club duties with a position in the Scotland set-up and is confident United will allow him to assist Levein in future matches.

"At the end of the day, they pay my wages," he said.

"It's something I want to do and hopefully something can be worked out."

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