STUART ARMSTRONG is confident Scotland will learn the lessons from their defeat to the Czech Republic that has left their Euro 2020 dreams hanging by a thread.

Steve Clarke's side got their Group D campaign off to the worst possible start as they suffered a demoralising home defeat at Hampden on Monday afternoon.

Striker Patrik Schick headed the visitors in front late in the first half before he doubled his tally in spectacular fashion with an audacious long-range effort from almost 50 yards.

Scotland passed up a handful of openings of their own but could easily have lost by more as they were beaten on their return to a major finals after a 23-year wait.

Clarke's side now make the trip to Wembley on Friday needing to take something from England to kick-start their campaign and there must be a marked improvement after a poor overall display in their Group D opener.

Armstrong said: "It was a difficult one, the game was very compact, there wasn’t much space, and we were playing too many long balls for our liking.

"When we passed it, we did quite well but it was hard to break them down.

"Disappointed with the way the first goal went in, apart from that we defended pretty well, and they showed real qualify for the second goal.

"Not to say we didn’t have chances second-half, we did, and tried to push. They were clinical. At this level you do need to be clinical.

"We need to take experiences of today, learn from what happened, make a few little tweaks to our game.

"Fundamentally there were some positive moments and we have to carry that through to Friday.

"We’ve got two chances to produce a good performance and get something from it."