Scotland's Strachan excited ahead of draw

Gordon Strachan is excited about his first major draw as Scotland manager - but completely relaxed about the identity of his Euro 2016 opponents.

Gordon Strachan

Strachan took over in January 2013 with Scotland's World Cup qualifying hopes in tatters, but three wins from the final four qualifiers have lifted optimism ahead of Sunday's draw in Nice.

Scotland are in pot four for the draw alongside Montenegro, Armenia, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia and Belarus.

But Strachan has spent little time pondering the possibilities.

The Scotland manager said: "I'm excited about it. I don't like to plan anything. I plan training sessions, that's about the only thing I plan.

"I'm really not fussed. I enjoy meeting up with the players and playing anybody who is put in front of us."

When asked if he would enjoy a repeat of the recent clash at Wembley, Strachan said: "I think everyone enjoyed the England game and I suppose most people would like that and I'm no different.

"But there are some exciting teams out there to play who will come to this country, and we'll enjoy that challenge."

Meanwhile, Strachan offered little clues about plans for a post-season friendly but a long trip looks unlikely.

"We have three or four options and we are just seeing what the best ones are," Strachan said. "We have to take into consideration the players and how many games they have played.

"I think we will come up with an option that will suit the players."



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