​Norwich City captain Russell Martin is set to start in Scotland's international friendly against Euro 2016 hosts France, the Canaries' ​official website reports.

 

The defender, alongside his team-mate Steven Naismith, will be looking to end the season with Scotland on a high, as they take on the bookies' favourite for the tournament this summer.


Martin suggests this is a chance to make great strides with the qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup around the corner.

Scotland v Poland - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier

"We need to try to impose our own game a little bit more than we did on Sunday in terms of getting on the ball, movement and keeping the ball a bit better then hopefully getting a few chances ourselves", said the centre-back. 

 

“It’s going to be a great atmosphere, they have sold it out and it will be a little taster of what the atmosphere is going to be like at the Euros. So we need to be at it from the start and we know that.


“We will go there and we will have a go. It will be an extremely tough game and we need to take into account who we are playing against.

 

“But hopefully on Saturday we put on a better show with the ball and keep that spirit and doggedness without it.”

Scotland v Denmark - International Friendly

Gordon Strachan's side failed to qualify for the Euro's losing out to the Republic of Ireland and Germany in their qualification group, however, the 30-year-old suggests this is the sort of test they need as a squad. 


"These are the teams you want to be testing yourselves against.

 

"Once the qualifiers come around, we are going to be playing against teams of this calibre and we need to make sure we have got a chance of qualifying for the World Cup.

 

“I know we have not qualified but these teams are gearing up for the European Championship and we are playing against top teams."

 

“So we have to be up and at it or else we are going to be on the receiving end of some wrong results.”

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