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‘SCOTS CAN BEAT SLOVENIA,’ INSISTS ANYA

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SCOTLAND wing-back Ikechi Anya insists there is no lack of confidence among the players as they prepare for Sunday’s must-win World Cup qualifier against Slovenia.
The versatile Derby star was one of the few Scots who earned passmarks in the dismal 1-1 draw with Canada in the friendly encounter at Easter Road last night that was was watched by just over 9,000 fans.
Anya said: “With Gordon Strachan, I don’t think personal confidence is anything to worry about.
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“He gives us lots of confidence as an individual and collective and all of us are full of confidence.
“If we had taken our chances against Canada, maybe we would have got two or three goals.
“The Slovenia game is the sort of games you look forward to. You enjoy the pressure.
“I am confident we can get the three points and set us up for the game in June against England.”

Glasgow-born Anya, 29, said he would be happy to continue in the right-back role for his country, despite t the Canadians, despite coming into Strachan’s plans in 2013 as a winger.

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He also played in the No.2 position in the 3-0 defeat against England at Wembley in November.

Anya added: “Any time the gaffer calls upon me to play there, I just try my best.
“I improved in that position at Watford because we played wing-backs. I tried to improve my defensive aspects, as well.

“It is not all there, but little by little I am improving and thought I did okay (against Canada).

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