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Brown sees Scotland home victories as the way forward

Scott Brown believes victories at home are essential after Scotland opened their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a goalless draw in Lithuania. "We need to win our home games," the midfielder told BBC Scotland. "That's the main thing.

"Away from home we have got to try and nick a few points, maybe get a win here or there.

"We're enjoying playing and looking forward to the future. The players are comfortable with the formation."

Reflecting on Friday's frustrating draw in Kaunas, Celtic skipper Brown said: "I thought we were unlucky. We created a few chances but lacked that killer edge.

"We stuck to our game-plan but they made a lot of free kicks, trying to stop us. The referee is there to protect us and I think he needs to do a better job because they got away with a few free kicks, with nothing said. I made one tackle and got booked.

"We came looking to win, obviously, but we'll take a point away from home.

"Our away form has not been the best, to be honest, and one point is better than none, that's for sure."

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