Norwich City duo hopeful that Scotland can cause England problems
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Norwich City duo Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker are relishing the prospect of taking on England with Scotland tomorrow night.
Manager Gordon Strachan has hinted at resting some players following Friday night's crucial Euro 2016 qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park.
That 1-0 victory, thanks to a 74th-minute goal from Shaun Maloney, moved the Scots above Ireland into third in Group D and provided a big boost to their qualification hopes.
All of which sends Scotland into their friendly clash with England, again at Celtic Park (8pm kick-off), in good heart.
'You could ask 26 lads in there and they'll all say the same thing. Everyone wants to be involved in it,' Canaries captain Martin told STV Sport.
'We've got a few days to recover. We've got a few days to cool down before getting back to work. Everybody wants to be involved, nobody wants a rest.'
Martin and Whittaker both played the full match on Friday but want to be involved again tomorrow, with former Rangers full-back Whittaker confident the Scots can cause England problems.
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'We've created this enthusiasm and determination to get results,' Whittaker told BBC Sport.
'We're playing good football, so everything seems to be ticking the right boxes at the minute.
'But it all comes from the manager. His enthusiasm for the game is passed on to the players and we're obviously going out there and doing the tasks at the minute.
'Recently, we've matched Germany, we've drawn in Poland and beaten Ireland – we are on the right track and we want another good result on Tuesday night.'
• Canaries midfielder Alex Tettey played the full match for Norway last night, in a 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win in Azerbaijan.
The 28-year-old had missed a friendly with Estonia on Wednesday because of a minor knee worry but was fit enough to win his 22nd cap for Norway in Baku.
The result leaves Norway third in Group H, behind Italy and Croatia.