Watford star delighted with international progress

Watford FC winger is elated with the recent form of the Scotland national football team.

Scotland's progress in Group D of the qualifying rounds for the 2016 European Championship has delighted Watford FC winger Ikechi Anya.

The Scots have performed admirably thus far as they have returned four points from their first three games, which has included arduous fixtures against Germany (in Dortmund) and Poland.

They currently lie third in the group, three points adrift from pace-setters Poland and the Republic of Ireland, whom they face in a potentially pivotal encounter next month.

Anya commented on their recent run to uefa.com: "We took a lot of heart from the Germany performance but obviously we didn't get any points. On Saturday we beat Georgia 1-0 and now we got this point.

"So four points from a possible nine, taking into account that we've played Germany and Poland, is a good return and we'll try to build on that come November [starting with Ireland]."

He continued: "At the start of the match, to get a point in Poland, who had just beaten Germany 2-0 and we know how good they are after playing them in March, the majority of Scotland fans would be happy.

"On saying that, when you've got 15 minutes left and you're 2-1 up away from home, it's a bit disappointing, but I'm sure we'll reflect when we meet up in November, that it will be a good point come the end of the campaign.

"Towards the end I think we were a bit tired and they managed to get their second, but we showed a lot of character to hold on for 2-2 because towards the end they were probably the better side."

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