Leigh Griffiths keen to extend Scotland run

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WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers striker Leigh Griffiths is looking to continue up front for Scotland after his tidy but often isolated performance against Belgium.

The former Hibernian frontman said in a video interview with the SFA: “It was great to finally get my debut in Croatia and I managed to get on at Wembley and start on Friday as well, so I’m hoping that continues for a long time.”

Having been handed the notable vote of confidence of a place in the starting line-up by manager Gordon Strachan, the 23-year-old was eventually replaced by Jordan Rhodes in the 68th minute.

But Griffiths added: “I’m hoping to get game time, but that’s up to the manager to decide if he wants to start with me or put me on the bench and I can have an impact from the bench.

“But whatever team he puts out I’m sure we will do well.”

The striker is now targeting maximum points in a bid to get Scotland up to third in the table.

He said: “We want to get as far up the table as possible and finish the campaign strongly. We have only got two games left so hopefully we can get six points from them.

“We knew it would be a difficult game on Friday and we know it will be the same on Tuesday as well.”