Steven Naismith insists Scotland will go straight for the jugular against Georgia at Ibrox tomorrow.
The Scots performed heroically as they went down 2-1 to world champions Germany in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.
The highlight for the Tartan Army in Dortmund was Ikechi Anya’s stunning solo strike but just as impressive was the staunch rearguard action which kept the Scots in the game during a first-half onslaught.
Group D rivals the Republic of Ireland have already stolen a march on the Dark Blues by beating the Georgians in Tbilisi and Naismith knows the Scots risk being left behind if they do not pick up three points this weekend.
The Everton frontman, however, believes Gordon Strachan will send his team out with a cavalier attitude in an attempt to get their qualifying bid going.
Naismith said yesterday: “We will be more positive. Playing with two forwards doesn’t necessarily mean you are being more positive but the manager will have a system in mind. He has rarely got it wrong since he took over.
“We will be more attacking than we were in Germany. We will need to be. Being at home you want to get the crowd behind you, dictate the tempo and play an advanced game that creates chances. That has to be our main aim.”
Naismith could hardly be in better form ahead of tomorrow’s game, having netted four times in eight games for Everton, including against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. But the former Rangers and Kilmarnock forward does not believe his fine start to the season represents his best run of performances.
“No, I don’t think (this is my best form ever),” he said. “I have played consistently well for a period when I was at Rangers. I was maybe playing a slightly different role. This is probably the first time I have had a set role in the team as an attacker or just off an attacker. That has helped me as I feel most comfortable there.”