FORMER Scotland manager Craig Brown believes that England will be worried about facing Steve Clarke’s side at Wembley after the national team set up a mouthwatering Euro 2020 battle against the Auld Enemy next summer.

Scotland’s win over Serbia on penalties on Thursday night saw them reach a major tournament for the first time since Brown took the nation to the World Cup in France in 1998, teeing up group stage matches against Croatia and the Czech Republic at Hampden as well as the clash with England in London.

Brown thinks that Scotland’s recent unbeaten run of nine matches will have caught the attention of Gareth Southgate and his coaching staff, and he thinks that the Scots have nothing to be scared of when they come up against The Three Lions.

“I wouldn’t fear England in any way, and I’m sure Scotland won’t,” Brown said. “England will be more worried about playing us, because they will see that we’ve gone nine games unbeaten.

“They’ll see our vibrant midfield, a solid goalkeeper and defence, and they will know when they look at our team that they will have a real job on.

“I hope we can get the crowd in. It will be a fantastic occasion with or without the crowd, but with them it will be remarkable.

“The Tartan Army has been starved of these occasions, so the ticket scramble will be incredible, as will the support.

“We found that when we got there for both games [in Euro ’96 and the Euro 2000 playoff], you couldn’t get a ticket for love nor money. They were like gold dust.

“I’m hoping it’s the same this time, and I’m hoping we do as well as we did when Don Hutchinson scored the winner down there in 1999.

“I haven’t looked at England seriously recently with a view to playing them, but Steve Clarke will have and will have a plan to beat them.”