George Burley believes Scotland are back on track for FIFA World Cup™ qualification following their 2-1 win in Iceland.
The Scots picked up all three points in Reykjavik in their second match of their campaign, this following a 1-0 weekend defeat in Macedonia. The win puts them joint-top of Group 9 with the Netherlands and Macedonia, having played one game more than the Dutch.
However, Burley believes three points is a good return from the opening double-header away from home and is full of confidence as the Scots head to a Hampden showdown with Norway next month.
Burley said: "We've had our two away games and now we have our home game against Norway. It is one we will look forward to. We will have to be focused to try and get three points. But if we can do that certainly we are right back into this group. ."
Norway are a decent side so if we can beat them then we are right in the mix again
Norway will come to Glasgow with one point following their 2-2 draw with Iceland in their only game so far. However, the Norwegians know how to win at Hampden, having claimed a 2-1 victory there in October 2004 during qualifying for 2006 FIFA World Cup.
However, Burley believes there are enough signs of encouragement from his players to suggest his team are still in with a good shout of qualification for South Africa 2010. He added: "We've still got a good chance to qualify. It was important to get the three points against Iceland and we did.
"It was a big ask for the lads having two away games to start but they got three points out of it and that keeps us well in the group. I was not too disappointed with our performance in Macedonia, especially in the second-half. But you always need to win games and pick up points and I was glad to do that in Iceland. We will take that confidence into the next game against Norway."