LEIGH GRIFFITHS last night insisted that another late result demonstrated the belief and spirit that currently exists in the Scotland squad.

The Celtic star was pivotal in the set-up play that brought about the own goal as he found Anya, who’s cross was turned in by Martin Skrtel.

“You’ve got to play until the final whistle. We’ve had heartache in the past with Harry Kane scoring in the last minute here so it’s nice for us to do it this time for a change.


“It just shows you the determination and the spirit that we’ve got in the camp. The manager said earlier in the week that it might not be the first minute or the 45th but maybe the last minute that we need to get a goal so he’s proven right and the fitness level of the lads was different class.”

The 26-year-old struck the woodwork with a wonderful free kick effort and also forced a few saves from the impressive Martin Dubravka.

Griffiths has also stated his optimism going into the game on Sunday in the make or break Slovenia fixture.

“We’ve been playing well and results have gone in our favour so far. In the last four games we’ve played really well and got the results that we’ve deserved.

“We’ve got one big push to go. If we can get three points over there it’s massive for everybody involved.”



Scotland currently sit second with 17 points, six behind group winners England. However, Scotland need a win to ensure their progression into the play-off rounds.

Catch up with this CQN Podcast from last month when we interviewed Celtic star from the Centenary season, full back Chris Morris. It’s a great listen…


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