ANDY ROBERTSON has urged Scotland’s fans to ditch the doom and gloom and get behind the national side going into the Euro 2020 play-offs next month.

The Scotland skipper defended his team after they scraped to a 2-1 victory over a makeshift Czech Republic side, saying that the Tartan Army should take the positives from a fifth match unbeaten and the country’s position at the top of their Nations League group.

And he has urged the whole of Scotland to get behind Steve Clarke’s men going into the crucial game against Israel at Hampden in October.

“Let’s take the positives,” Robertson said. “We’re going into the biggest games now for a long, long time. We’re going into a play-off so let’s get the country behind us and get everyone pushing forward to try and get us into the Euros.

“That’s been the aim since we started in this Nations League, and we need everyone behind us. We need the positivity behind us, we need everyone pushing us and hoping we do well, and hopefully we’ll react on the pitch.

“We’re five unbeaten, so we have to take the positives, and now we look forward to a big October because it’s make or break.”

Robertson accepted that Scotland’s performance in the win in Olomouc was far from perfect, but said they were on a hiding to nothing after the Czechs had to call up a second squad.

“It’s three points, we’re top of the group and we can’t complain,” he said.

“It was far from ideal for them, but it wasn’t ideal for us.

“We came out of the game on Friday night thinking it was cancelled, it was all uncertain on Saturday and then on Sunday we had to focus on the game.

“It’s not been ideal at all, but we’ve dealt with the cards we’ve been given and we’re top of the group.

“We were on a hiding to nothing, people would have found negatives in anything we did tonight, so I’m not really bothered.

“As long as we got the three points, we’re top of the group, and that’s us five unbeaten now, so let’s take some positives.”