West Bromwich Albion star Graham Dorrans will put his club’s promotion hopes briefly on hold to try and put Scottish football back on the right road following their humiliation of last year.
The Tartan Army’s World Cup qualifying campaign faded out but worse followed when they lost in Japan and were trounced 3-0 in Wales.
Dorrans is part of a new generation of players expected to play a major role under new Scot boss Craig Levein.
He hopes that next weekend’s friendly against Czech Republic, who are also in the same Euro 2012 qualifying group, will go some way to restoring pride.
“I thought we played well in the Japan game but the Wales game was just embarrassing,” said the Baggies midfielder. “It’s an honour to represent your country. I need to keep playing well and hopefully I’ll do well in the games he comes to watch.”
Scotland face a tough task in the Euro 2012 qualifiers with Spain and Lithuania also in their group, along with little fancied Lichtenstein.
Before then Albion have a tough game against Derby, with the Baggies hoping to improve on their 2-2 draw at Pride Park when Dorrans’ late goal looked set to win the match only for DJ Campbell to equalise.