World Cup 2014: Gordon Strachan hopes for home comforts

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Gordon Strachan says Scotland’s home form must improve if they are to qualify for a tournament in the future and is hoping for three points against Croatia.

Scotland entertain Croatia at Hampden Park in their final World Cup qualifier and they need to win to avoid ending the campaign without a home victory for the first time.

There is a European Championship qualifying campaign on the horizon but Strachan says the Croatia clash is much more important for now as they have to learn how to win games at home.

Strachan will have to do without a number of key players but says it is down to him to come up with a system to win the game, just like he has done away from Hampden.

“Our away form is better than our home form and what we have to do is improve our home form if we want to qualify for a tournament,” said the Scotland boss.

“Away from home, we’ve done a lot of good things. So we’ve got a couple of systems that we know the players can use and we can use in the next qualifying campaign to get results.

“But we have to change the system a bit – but not much. There is more emphasis on us to go and get the ball and be really positive.

“Our task is just to try to go out and win games – to find a system that will suit our players at this moment in time.

“It is unfortunate that we have a lot of attacking players out at the moment who we would like in the squad.”

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