GORDON Strachan declared his Scotland players had made him “happy” this week as they prepared for Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia at Ibrox.
The Scots are looking to get their first points on the board after losing 2-1 to world champions Germany in their Group D opener in Dortmund last month.
The Georgians were beaten at home by the same scoreline on the same night last month, when Aiden McGeady scored a last-gasp winner for the Republic of Ireland.
Speaking at Scotland’s Mar Hall base on the outskirts of Glasgow, the former Celtic and Southampton boss outlined how his squad have been gearing up for the match, which comes before a trip to Poland next week.
He said: “The players make me feel confident. They make me feel good and they determine the mood of the coaches most of the time.
“They have satisfied me this week.
“They have made me happy; watching good players training hard, training intensely and asking questions, which is good.
“We are in a good place at the moment, but is not just the training - it has been the performances over the last year that have allowed us to feel good about ourselves with the understanding that, after watching Georgia, we are playing against a good side, who can count themselves unlucky not to get anything from the first game, beaten only by a wonder goal by Aiden McGeady.”