Faroe Islands manager Hakan Ericson has told the Scotland squad that it would be a “catastrophe” if they were to lose to his side tonight as they look to take a massive step closer to a World Cup playoff spot.

A win tonight, coupled with defeats for Israel and Austria, would take Steve Clarke’s side into the playoffs and the minnows’ manager thinks there could be some nerves in the Scotland camp ahead of tonight’s game.

Scotland v Faroe Islands - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier

Scotland came out as comfortable winners last time the sides met in World Cup qualifying. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ericson insisted his side are no pushovers but confessed it would be a “little bit of a fiasco” if Clarke’s side don’t come away with the three points as expected.

“I think they could be nervous,” Ericson said.

“Maybe one game in ten we can win these types of games. We always have this mindset. We are not an easy team to meet, especially if we don’t lose too many early goals.

“We always fight for the 90 minutes and we try to do that in a tactical way.

“Our physical stats are good in our team. You won’t get anything for free against us, I can promise you that.

“If Scotland were to come here and not succeed then it would be a little bit of a fiasco.

“We need to have this in our mental balance.

“If we win it will be great, but if Scotland lose it could be a catastrophe because maybe they could lose second place. Everyone knows that.”

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