COLIN HENDRY has backed a 'written off' Scotland to put up a fight at Wembley as Steve Clarke's side look to keep their European Championship dreams alive on Friday night.

Scotland make the trip to London in desperate need of a result following their matchday one defeat to the Czech Republic that has put them on the back foot in Group D.

The Auld Enemy clash is one of the highlight fixtures of this stage of the competition and Scotland legend Hendry knows how momentous an occasion it will be for Clarke's side and the Tartan Army.

Hendry said: "Before the initial games, when England played Croatia and Scotland played the Czech Republic, there was a feeling in England, certainly with a lot of friends of mine, that we could get something against England.

"We have got a good team, we have got a bit of momentum going. Since the results, they have changed a little bit and it is 'you shouldn't have bothered turning up, you are this, that and the next thing'.

"We have got to go and get a result at Wembley. We have been written off. We have probably been written off by most quarters of the English, whether that is the media, the fans, whatever.

"We will see. We can only do our best and give our best.

"It is as big a game as it comes on an international stage for a player. It is like a derby, you are playing your neighbours and it is the biggest game you are going to come up against.

"I think the nervousness and everything else comes in the days leading up to the game and leading up to arriving at the stadium.

"Once you are in and you are getting changed, you are in the zone and you change into the game mode. You become professional."