Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew expects tough World Cup Qualifier against Slovenia
Last Updated: 06/10/17 3:43pm
Charlie Mulgrew has warned that Scotland face a tough game against Slovenia in their final World Cup Qualifier on Sunday.
Scotland need to follow up Thursday night's win over Slovakia with another three points in Ljubljana to keep their World Cup dream alive, the hosts' ambitions of reaching the play-offs are all but over after their Wembley defeat to England.
But Blackburn defender Mulgrew believes Srecko Katanec's men will be desperate to scupper Scotland's hopes in the Group F clash at the Stozice Stadium.
"It will be a hard game," said Mulgrew. "International matches are always difficult and this one away from home will be no different.
"But we're going to give it all we can to try and get a result.
"We've got our fate in our own hands. We knew coming in to these two matches we had to win the both of them and that is still our focus.
"Sunday's game will be up there with the biggest games I've ever played in.
"It's massive - but we will play the game and not the occasion. We won't spend too much time thinking about what the game means to us.
"Instead, we'll just play the game as it unfolds and hopefully we can do the business."
Scotland looked to be out of the race for second spot in Group F after winning just one of their opening four games.
But having taken 13 of the last 15 points available to them, Gordon Strachan's team are now on the brink of completing a remarkable fightback.
"Everyone kept believing and kept working," said Mulgrew. "We didn't listen to all the negative things about us not getting to the play-offs.
"Now we need to keep believing as we go towards Sunday."