KILMARNOCK right-back Stephen O'Donnell says he is unaware of any interest in him from Celtic amid reports linking the Scottish champions with a move for the 27-year-old.

O'Donnell earned his eighth cap for his country in Scotland's win over Cyprus on Saturday night, and after the game he laughed off suggestions of any contact from Celtic with a view to securing his signature.

"I'm going everywhere apparently," O'Donnell said. "Motherwell is quite handy to get to I guess! It's flattering to be linked with these clubs but I'd love to know the sources sometimes."

On the international front, O'Donnell took great heart from the character shown by Scotland to grind out a win against the Cypriots, and he believes that the organisational ability which was the hallmark of his former manager at club level, Steve Clarke, gives the national side a chance of taking something from the altogether tougher task that awaits in Brussels tomorrow night.

"We've absolutely grinded this week," he said. "It's been a tough tough week but it's great that we've spent time with each other. 

"We sat off the opposition in the first half, like we did at Kilmarnock under the manager last season. They didn't once cut us open and it was very comfortable.

"In the second half we were a bit more aggressive going forward because we needed to win the game.

"The goal came then from Andy and the quality that we know he possesses.

 "It was disappointing with the way we lost the goal. I'm not sure what happened but the manager won't be happy with that.

 "At this level you tend to get punished but we managed to bounce back and Oli's got a great header and then a tap-in.

 "Everyone was raring to go and thankfully got the win, so bring on Belgium.

 "I think it takes a wee bit of pressure off. We just need to make sure we put in a solid performance and if we get some kind of result then that's brilliant.

 "I hope I'm involved on Tuesday and if not I'll be backing the team to get the right result."

While sad to see former national team boss Alex McLeish lose his job, O'Donnell is naturally enthused to be able to work under Clarke once more, and he has noticed an unmistakable upturn in enthusiasm from the Tartan Army.

 "The fans seemed to be behind the manager a lot more [on Saturday]," he said.

 "I was disappointed with how the last manager was treated but that's their opinion.

"Everybody knew how important that win was [against Cyprus]. We need to start turning this place into a fortress.

 "Other than the goal we conceded we were very solid. If we start keeping clean sheets then we'll win more than we lose."