Scott Brown hopeful Scotland can make Euro 2016 finals

Scotland captain Scott Brown in training
Brown has played 46 times for Scotland
Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland v Poland
Date: Thursday, 8 October Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Captain Scott Brown believes Scotland have "a great chance" of qualifying for Euro 2016 with "two games to put everything right".

Defeat by Poland on Thursday evening would end their chances of reaching the finals in France and render Sunday's match against Gibraltar a dead rubber.

However, the Scots can still make the play-offs if they take at least four points and other results go their way.

"We have two huge games," said midfielder Brown.

"It's going to great tomorrow night, everyone in the dressing room is looking forward to the game and playing in front of 55,000 people at Hampden.

Euro 2016 Qualifying Group D

''Everyone is on form, our strikers are scoring goals, our defenders are defending well and our midfielders are playing well. I think that's what you need going into these games, you need a lot of confidence and players in each position playing really well.

''It's going to be hard, we all have to muck in and be strong all over park. We have to be tight, defend well and attack as a team.

''We're a great 'team', we work hard off the ball as well as on it and I think that's what makes us Scotland and we have a great chance of doing this."

In order to finish third in Group D and progress to the play-offs, Scotland need to take four points from their last two games and hope Republic of Ireland lose to both group leaders Germany and second-place Poland.

Alternatively, if the Scots win twice and Poland also lose to the Irish, Gordon Strachan's side will make the play-offs with the Irish qualifying automatically with Germany and Poland missing out altogether.

Brown admits the squad feels there is pressure on them to become the first Scotland team to reach the finals of a major tournament since the France 1998 World Cup.

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"It's been a long long time," he added. "I think we can all feel it on our shoulders.

"We have to go into this game, be as positive as we possibly can, trust ourselves and believe in ourselves that we can do this and go to the next step and get to the Euros."

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