Scotland to play Nigeria in London

Scotland won their last match 1-0 in Poland and will look to continue that form against Nigeria. Pic: Getty

Scotland won their last match 1-0 in Poland and will look to continue that form against Nigeria. Pic: Getty

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Scotland will aim to extend their unbeaten run to six matches when they face Nigeria in a friendly in London. The Scottish Football Association have confirmed a match with the Africans at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Wednesday, May 28.

The game will help Nigeria perpare for this summer’s World Cup, where they face Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in Group F. For Scotland, it is about continuing momentum after beating Poland 1-0 in Warsaw on Wednesday evening.

The Scots have won four and drawn one of their last five games and national coach Gordon Strachan believes the Nigerians will offer another stern test before the opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany in September.

“We considered a lot of options but the chance to play Nigeria, a country who will be going to the World Cup this summer, in London without the need for long-haul travel was the one that appealed most,” Strachan told the SFA website.

“We will have time for some quality training sessions before the game and we will look to finish the season with a positive performance and result that we can take forward as we finalise preparations for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

“I was encouraged yet again by a lot of what I saw in Warsaw and the players are now protective of the performances and results they have put together recently. We will look to continue that against Nigeria.”