"At that time of the year it can be very cold and we'll also be playing on an artificial pitch.
"But although Russia may be more used to these conditions than us, I'm not concerned about the surface or the weather.
"We've also got the home match against Estonia before we fly to Russia so a positive result in that match will give us another boost.
"We have a very good team spirit and a lot of talented players in the side. We all believe in each other and feel we have the quality to qualify."