Mark McGhee urges Scotland to get Hampden rocking for England clash

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"His form towards the end of the season was that of one of the best players in the world".

The last time their supporters, a contingent who would nearly win global popularity contests when set against English fans who continue to carry a reputation for fringe thuggery, travelled anywhere en masse to a tournament was to the 1998 World Cup in France. "It's definitely something I aspire to do", Kane told reporters at England's St George's Park training base this week.

Anything but a win would all but end Scotland's faint hopes of making it to their first tournament since 1998, and in all probability, Gordon Strachan's tenure as boss.

Following the end of World War I, Wales won the first Home Championships - an annual tournament involving the four United Kingdom nations that began in 1883.

"To do that, it isn't just individual". I don't think it's go-kart days, drinking days - it's all about winning games of football to bring team spirit together.

"If you remember what happened between us at Tottenham, you'll know that there is plenty of history there". Harry's one of a number of people I could have given the opportunity to.

Scotland have been beaten twice so far, losing to England and Slovakia late past year.

Charlie Mulgrew is excited by the prospect of lining up for Scotland in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against England.

Having come up through the leagues at Saints, he earned a big-money move to Liverpool after the 2014 World Cup and has since become England's player of the year.

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"It's just so important that we're ruthless and we're clinical, and we take a chance when it comes along - and we've certainly got a goal threat".

"For us to beat even this team even at this stage of their evolution would be a great result".

"But as a player, you want to prove to the world you're as good as anyone else". We know his mentality and that he wants to be one of the best in the world.

"I want to be in that world-class bracket".

England's last permanent captain was Wayne Rooney, who has been left out of the squad.

Scotland can ensure Hampden is rocking again if they take the game to England on Saturday, according to assistant manager Mark McGhee. If I'm selected it'll be a great honour to walk out behind him. I'll let you watch it and judge for yourselves.

In the qualification for the World Cup in Russian Federation, the English team played five rounds in group F, where it sorted out the teams of Slovakia, Malta, Scotland and Lithuania and only the game against Slovenia ended in a draw.

With five goals in 17 games, his global scoring record does not stand comparison with his exploits in front of goal for Spurs and he is desperate to improve it.

Southgate, who took Kane with the rest of the squad to a Royal Marine commando camp last weekend as part of the preparation for the matches against Scotland and France on Tuesday, said: "I've spoken before about developing more leaders".