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Boo us if we're rubbish against Slovenia, McGhee tells Tartan Army

By Gavin McCafferty

Scotland assistant coach Mark McGhee has urged fans to match the positivity within the camp ahead of the crucial encounter with Slovenia - and feel free to boo them if it is misplaced.

Hampden Park is on course to be little over half-full for Sunday's World Cup qualifier as the Scots look to cut a four-point deficit on the team sitting in second in Group F.

But the 59-year-old brushed off Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Canada as an irrelevance, promising an injection of form and confidence from the line-up.

The former Motherwell manager said: "We understand totally the supporters' little bit of malaise about it: we have had some disappointing results and what is there to cheer?

"But a positive result on Sunday night can win them back that little bit and then of course it is the England game, which everyone wants a part of, and suddenly it's a different world.

"I'm not sure what (attendance) is expected at Hampden but I would implore the supporters to at worst come along and, if we are rubbish, boo us.

"But come along because you never know, we might be decent and we might have something to cheer about.

"Certainly I can only say to them that I know there's a group of players going into this game hugely determined.

"They are positive regardless of previous results because they are players that are playing well and in good situations within their clubs.

"We expect to see a positive reaction that the supporters could enjoy."

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