KEVIN GALLACHER reckons Scotland can capitalise on any over-confidence within the England ranks as they bid for a shock Wembley win this week.

Steve Clarke's side head into their Auld Enemy clash on the back foot and in desperate need of a result following their matchday one defeat to the Czech Republic at Hampden.

England, on the other hand, were comfortable 1-0 winners over Croatia and are now aiming to build some momentum in the competition as Gareth Southgate looks to lead the Three Lions all the way this summer.

Gallacher won 53 caps for Scotland during a playing career that saw him turn out for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United and is well aware of the mood south of the border as Clarke attempts to mastermind a surprise victory on Friday evening.

“England will believe that they can go and walk all over Scotland,” Gallacher told BETDAQ. “I think that’s the way that their players will approach it. They’ll think, ‘This will be easy, it’s only Scotland.’

“Living down in England, it’s almost like sometimes they belittle the Scottish players playing in the Scottish league. We’ve got a few players now playing in the Premier League and they’re playing regularly.

“For me, in Scotland-England games, form goes out the window. It’s who wants it more.

"We’ve seen that not so long ago in 2017 when Scotland played England, and unfortunately Harry Kane scored right after a couple of Leigh Griffiths free-kicks, it was 2-2 at Hampden.

"You’re looking at games like that… Nobody would have ever gone for 2-2 at Hampden and that’s the way it ended.

“These things happen in Scotland-England matches. And again, I hope England are thinking that they can walk all over Scotland, and hopefully that’ll do Scotland some favours."

Victory over the Auld Enemy this week would give Scotland a major shot in the arm and significantly boost their qualification hopes as they prepare for their clash with Croatia next week.

It is more than two decades since the national side were last successful in London as Craig Brown's side were victorious on the night but ultimately failed in their attempts to see off England over two legs.

And Gallacher hopes there is a player within Clarke's ranks that can go on and write his name in the folklore of our game by becoming a hero to the Tartan Army at Wembley.

“It’s definitely a game where legends can be made for Scotland,” Gallacher said. “You look back at when Don Hutchison scored the header at Wembley in the Euro 2000 play-offs. People remember that, even though we were knocked out. Scoring a goal against England is a big, big thing.

“Playing against them is a big thing, but if you score against them, it’s even bigger. If you score and you win against them then the fans will never ever forget about it.

"And that’s what the Tartan Army are all about. They follow you everywhere through thick and thin, highs and lows. They follow you, they back you and they’ll never forget you.

“We’ve got decent individuals, but we’ve got to collectively play together. We’re not about individuals.

"It’s that old cliché, ‘there’s no I in team’, and there’s certainly not in the Scotland team. It’s about the squad, the players and the 11 that start that game against England.

“Scotland need to believe in themselves. We’re hardworking, we play together. We’re not individual world-class players.

"We are a very good squad side that when we’re all playing together, we can win together. Steve Clarke has got that in the players, a belief that it’s a team.”