Craig Levein delighted with Scotland's progress

Craig Levein insists Scotland showed continued development but still have room for improvement after their friendly win over Denmark.

The Scotland coach praised his players as they defeated a side ranked 40 places above them 2-1.

"Obviously my overriding feeling is one of happiness," Levein told BBC Scotland. "But we have got a long, long way to go.

"The evidence tonight is that we're getting better."

William Kvist turned a Charlie Adam free-kick into his own net to give Scotland the lead midway through the first-half, only for Ajax's Christian Eriksen to level from a free kick.

However, a diving header from Robert Snodgrass on the stroke of half-time proved enough to hand Craig Levein's side their first win over the Danes since 1975.

"I can't guarantee results, but I can guarantee we'll play well and give the effort and that's what we'll do again next month," Levein said.

"I was pleased by the fact that a lot of the football we played was excellent. We're trying to develop a new way of playing and the lads are improving in that regard.

"I think the lads did really well, but I think defensively you could see we got a little bit of a runaround at times."

Prior to the match, Levein had spoken of his desire to engage with and he felt Denmark provided an appropriate test ahead of September's Euro qualifiers against Czech Republic and Lithuania.

"Denmark are a really good side, I think you saw that from a lot of the play that they had," Levein said.

"We did hang on a bit towards the end. I think we tired noticeably and I take part of the responsibility for that.

"I brought a lot of younger players on the park who had less physical presence than the Danes."

The Scotland coach also absolved Allan McGregor of his mistake that led to Denmark's equaliser, when the Rangers goalkeeper allowed Christian Eriksen's free-kick to loop over his head and into the net.

"The fantastic thing about him is that if he makes a mistake he makes up for it," Levein said.

"He saved two that were extremely difficult and the rest of the match on a skiddy surface, he held everything.

"He made one error and he knows it, but we're not particularly worried about that."

However, Levein is in no doubt that his side will have to continute to improve before a return to competitive action next month.

"It's a friendly match, a preparation match," he added.

"It's the next three or four games that really count."

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