Iwelumo targets maiden win for Burley

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Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo insists the whole squad is determined to give George Burley his first win at Hampden when they face Iceland on Wednesday.

The national team boss has yet to record a victory at home since taking over the helm in January 2008. In fact, the Scots have not triumphed on home soil since defeating Ukraine in a European Championships qualifier 18 months ago and Iwelumo admits a win is long overdue.

"This is the time," he said. "It's going to happen at some point so Wednesday is a time to do it."

He added: "We know what's at hand and what we have to. There's no time like the present.

"We're disappointed about the Holland game but we've got to let that go now and focus on the next one which is massive.

"There's no negative thinking in the squad. We know what's at stake and we're confident that we can get Georgie Boy his first win at Hampden."

Scotland are likely to adopt a more positive approach for the visit of Iceland and Iwelumo hopes to be one of the two strikers given the nod.

The Wolves hitman hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons thanks to his glaring miss in the goalless draw against Norway but is happy with his current form.

He said: "Every player is here because they want to play and show what they can do and I'm no different.

"I've scored for Wolves recently although it was a long time coming. It was against my old club [Charlton] as well which added a wee extra bit to it. I'm feeling good and hopefully we can all go into the match on a high and show what we're about."

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