Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser says he isn’t losing hope in Scotland’s pursuit of World Cup qualification.

Steve Clarke’s side drew 2-2 and 1-1 with Austria and Israel in the opening two group matches on the road to Qatar next year. The Newcastle United star’s goal against Israel earned Scotland a point but it leaves them playing catch-up with Austria and Denmark.

The Newcastle United man scored.

The Newcastle United man scored.  (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Ahead of Wednesday’s match with Faroe Islands, Newcastle United man Fraser says the campaign is far from over (Sky Sports): “To score another goal is really pleasing but we wanted the win tonight and I would have given away my goal for the win. We were a lot better in the second half. We took a little while to get going in the first half.

“I thought when we got to grips with them in the second half we dominated the game and should have won in the end. We have been beaten here on our last two visits to come away with a point is ok.

 

“There are still a lot of points to play for and now we just need to make sure we win the Faroes game. I thought we maybe got our press wrong at times and sometimes it doesn’t go the way you plan it to go.

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Resilience shown. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

“But, I think we showed character and at half time the gaffer said we needed to stand up and do a lot better. I thought we did that man for man and we could have gone into our shell at 1-0, but we came out fighting.”

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