DECLAN RICE has issued an Auld Enemy rallying call ahead of one of the biggest games of his career as England prepare to host Scotland at Wembley.

The Three Lions got their Group D campaign off to an encouraging start on Sunday afternoon with a comfortable and deserved 1-0 win over Croatia.

Raheem Sterling netted the only goal of the game to clinch the points for Gareth Southgate’s side and they now have top spot in the section firmly in their sights ahead of matchday two.

The meeting with Scotland on Friday evening is one of the most eagerly-anticipated fixtures of the first stage of the competition this summer.

And West Ham star Rice is fully aware of the significance of the occasion and the opportunity that lies ahead for England as they bid for a second group victory.

Rice said: “We’re buzzing. Steve Holland said after the game that we can enjoy the tonight but [on Monday] we have to crack on.

“When you look back on your career at the end, the game on Friday will probably go down as one of the top three you will ever play.

“We know the history with Scotland. We know the type of game it will be.

"We want to focus on the Scotland game and repeat the same performance.

“They’ve got some top players who play in the Premier League. Che Adams, McGinn and Scott in the middle are two warriors and Andy Robertson and Tierney at the back are great leaders and players.

“We are not going into it and say it is going to be easy because that will be wrong. They are going to come and be physical and we need to match that and do more. We need to be ready and we will be ready.”