World Cup: Scotland will attack Sweden - Anna Signeul

Anna Signeul is aiming to lead Scotland to victory in her native Sweden.
Anna Signeul is aiming to lead Scotland to victory in her native Sweden.
Women's World Cup qualifier. Group 4 - Sweden v Scotland
Venue: Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg Date: Wednesday, 17 September Kick-off: 17:00 BST
Coverage: Live BBC Alba coverage (16:55 BST) and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Anna Signeul has vowed Scotland will push Sweden all the way in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Gothenburg.

The Scotland women's head coach returns to her native Sweden with her side needing a 3-1 win or better to finish top of Group Four and secure a spot at the finals in Canada.

"If we win 3-0 we are going to Canada. If we win 3-1 we are going to Canada," Signeul told BBC Scotland.

"Although we must score three goals we can afford to concede one goal."

Scotland defeated the Faroe Islands 9-0 at Fir Park on Saturday to ensure at least a World Cup qualifying play-off spot for the first time in their history.

The Scots have a better goal difference than their hosts, but the 3-1 reverse against the Swedes at Fir Park in June means they must at least match that result or they will lose out on the head-to-head record.

Anna Signeul, Scotland head coach:
We need to be clinical, we can't afford not to score the chances we get. If you get a chance at this level you need to score.

Signeul said: "Last time we played Sweden we played a 4-1-4-1. This time we want to make it a bit more of an attacking formation with a little bit more emphasis on going forward.

"If we want to be attack-minded then of course we are going to give away something [at the back], however we need to have balance. We cannot just go forward and leave gaps for one of the best and fastest players in the world [Lotta Schelin].

"It would also be a little bit stupid. We need to score three anyway but we can't let them score two.

"We need to be clinical, we can't afford not to score the chances we get."

Signeul also dismissed suggestions that Sweden, who are ranked fifth in the world, will write off Scotland.

"I think it's really important for the Swedish team to put on a show in front of the media and 10,000 people in their home stadium," she said.

"They will do everything they can to be as good as they can be. They are not going to go out and think this is already finished.

"They will love to play in front of that crowd, but our players also love to play in front of a big crowd. I don't think our players will be fazed by it."