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Crystal Palace midfielder McArthur: Scotland can land six points if we play like we did against Germany

James McArthur is retaining hope that Scotland can push for Euro2016 qualification.


The Scots were narrowly beaten 3-2 by world champions Germany on Monday night which saw them fall four points behind third-placed Republic of Ireland in the race for a play-off spot ahead of next summer's UEFA tournament.

With two fixtures remaining, Scotland essentially have to win both of their matches and hope the Irish gain no more than a point, which Crystal Palace midfielder McArthur indicates could be a possibility.

"It is what it is. But we will go again and try and get two wins," he said.

"We just need to win our games and see where it takes us. That is all we can do.

"We need to put pressure on Ireland and not make it easy for them. If we put the same performance in as we did against Germany, then we can get six points."

McArthur added: "We can't really think about what has happened

"We move forward fast and the next game is coming quickly, so hopefully we can make third place and give the fans and nation something to cheer about by getting to the next stage."

Scotland now look ahead to October's meetings with Poland and Gibraltar while Ireland meet group leaders Germany and the second-placed Poles.

Andrew Slevison
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