Darren Fletcher believes positivity is back in Scotland squad after their back to back victories against Albania and Israel.
On Tuesday evening, Scotland’s 3-2 win against Israel made sure they won promotion to the second tier of the Nations League, and Fletcher thinks they have gained a lot of confidence from their Nations league success.
“McLeish realized there was pressure building,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.
“The result in Israel was a disaster because the friendly games were difficult.
“The formation wasn’t working. Forrest couldn’t play because they were playing in that particular formation and they went to Israel and suffered a really bad defeat, which could have been even worst but for Allan McGregor. He kept the score down that night.
“But we’ve got a change of formation, a couple of wins and the positivity is back.
“You can see the relief and what it means to the manager. And he is right, in the four competitive games he’s had they’ve won three and qualified out of this group.
“Scotland would have expected to win this group though. We’ve made it a little bit more difficult but we got there in the end.
“It’s fantastic and hopefully it gives us a lot of confidence going forward.”