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Craig Levein wants Scotland's pride to shine through

Scotland manager Craig Levein has urged his players to return home with their heads held high following tonight's friendly in Sweden as he steps up preparations for the impending Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Levein had hoped the clash in Stockholm would give him a better idea of his game plan for their Group I opener in Lithuania early next month.

But his plans have been hampered by a host of call-offs ahead of what will be only his second game at the helm, having triumphed in another friendly against Czech Republic in March.

“With the call-offs, it's a little bit different from what I envisaged,” said Levein. “If we can come out of this with our heads held high, I'll be pretty happy.”

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