Scots in mood to extend unbeaten run as they head for Czech Republic

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GRAHAM MOODIE jets to the Czech Republic tomorrow looking to extend Scotland’s winning run to six games, but is under no illusions about the task ahead.

The Athens Olympian is a key component in Scotland’s rearguard and will be accompanied by his younger brother Ian on this trip.

Two other players who have played hockey in the capital are included in the 18-strong line-up – Chris Grassick and Gary Cameron – while Glasgow-born but Edinburgh student Callum Duke also travels.

Scotland face international challenges on Friday and Saturday and a scrimmage game against the Czech Republic side on Sunday before flying home.

Their next foreign assignment is in Spain at the end of this month ahead of the EuroHockey Nations Championship II in August in Vienna.

Scotland are ranked No. 23 in the world, while the Czech Republic are two places above them and Moodie said: “They are a strong outfit with some really strong players.

“They beat us 2-0 the last time we played them and this is a tough test for us.”

Experienced Moodie, 32, player/coach to Edinburgh University, said: “We’re on a fantastic run having won our last five matches and we want to keep that going.”