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Hearts full back Wallace hopes for more Scotland caps

Lee Wallace is determined he will not become a one cap wonder after impressing on his Scotland debut against Japan. Scotland coach George Burley has hinted those who played well in the 2-0 defeat to Japan would continue to be part of his plans for the future.

Wallace said: "I will try to play well at club level, keep my fingers crossed and hopefully catch the eye and stay in the frame for Scotland.

"I have missed out on a few squads but was happy just to keep playing well with Hearts.

"This shows the Scotland gaffer is keeping a close eye on me and my progress."

He added: "Left-back is a position where there are options for the manager and I know I was fortunate to get a game. But you never know what can happen."

Former Scotland Under-21 star Wallace admitted he was nervous walking out onto the field.

He said: "I knew I'd be a bit nervous - that happens in every game. But as soon as the whistle went I was fine.

"You grow in confidence as soon as you get your first pass off.

"I kept concentrating because Japan are hard opponents, quick and comfortable on the ball.

"We might have held on for a draw but the last 10 minutes were disappointing. We now have to pick ourselves up and move on."



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