Russell calls for final push

Scotland Under-21 striker Johnny Russell is determined to have something to show for their European qualifying campaign by securing victory in Austria on Monday evening.

Scotland are assured of second place behind Group 10 winners Holland ahead of their final game in Altach, near the Swiss border.

But only the four best runners-up will join the group winners in the play-offs to reach the finals in Israel next summer.

The Scots are unbeaten and defeated Holland on their own turf, but they have drawn four games and need a win to have a realistic chance of progressing. Even then that might not be enough.

Russell said: "We've got one game left and it would be really disappointing if we didn't manage to get in the play-offs, the way we have performed throughout the campaign. It would be a bit of a gutter for us.

"There's no point putting in all that effort and you have nothing to show for it."

The Dundee United striker added: "We are confident. Even against Austria at home we had a few chances and felt we could have gone on and won it.

"We have to win there so that's exactly what we'll be aiming to do.

"We will be going over there attacking and hopefully we get a result and get ourselves into the play-offs."