Scotland v Germany: Euro 2016 qualifier preview

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Scotland are making their final preparations as they are set to face the World Champions Germany at Hampden Park on Monday night.

Scotland have no injury problems going into the group D match while Germany will miss the attacking threat of Marco Reus as he is recently sidelined by a broken toe.

Gordon Strachan said in his news conference that he was going to make changes to the team that lost in Georgia 1-0 on Friday.


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Scotland captain Scott Brown, speaking to BBC Sport on Sunday, said: "We've got over that result and we need to focus on the game ahead now.

"We are playing the world champions here tomorrow night and we are going to need a full house behind us for 90 minutes. The performance has got to be outstanding to get anything.

"Different players bring different things to our team. We've got players who can change things within seconds.

"Whoever the manager brings in, I'm sure everyone will be focused on their jobs. There are still nine points to play for. If we can get anything against Germany it will be great for us. It is going to be hard."

Scotland will understandably need to bring a much improved performance on Monday as they face a tough challenge in taking any points away from Germany.

However, Germany boss Joachim Low understands that Scotland will want to put on a fighting display in front of their home crowd and are in desperate need of points as they seek to make next years Euros.

Low relishing the occasion

Low said: "Coming to Hampden is a first as a player and a coach.

"I am greatly looking forward to being there with the unique atmosphere of not just the Scottish players but also the Scottish public, so we are all looking forward to the clash on Monday night.

"Scotland lost to Georgia but I don't think that will do their fighting spirit and their passion any damage at all. The crowd will get behind the Scottish team as one man."

Scotland will need an inspired performance and at least a point if they are to continue their search for European qualification - and the team will need a hard work ethic and plenty of motivation from the Scottish crowd to pull off an upset.

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