Naismith wants Scots support
Steven Naismith has hit back at the critics who continue to slam the Scotland team's performances.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 11/09/10 1:49pm
Steven Naismith has hit back at the critics who continue to slam the Scotland team's international performances.
The Rangers forward was shocked with the abuse which was hurled at the players after the side's Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein which saw them snatch a last-gasp win in the seventh minute of added time.
Naismith has sent out a rallying cry to fans in a bid to get them behind the national side and help boost their bid of qualifying having claimed four points from two games.
"To be honest, since the two games, I can't believe the amount of negativity about the whole situation. We are sitting top of a group with one win and a draw," the 23-year-old said.
"We didn't have a good performance at home in the last game but we won it. Somebody has always got something bad to say.
"It's been so long since we've been to a major tournament, that I feel as though everybody should start pushing in the one direction and try to get the feel-good factor back into Scottish football."
The pacy forward admitted that the current squad might not be as strong in certain areas as it once was, however he praised the team's fighting spirit which has continued throughout the years.
"In terms of individuals we haven't got the players we used to have but we've definitely got the team spirit and I think that showed in the Liechtenstein game. We fought to the 97th minute," he added.