ANDY ROBERTSON says that a hangover from the emotional victory over Israel could have cost Scotland a vital win against the Faroe Islands, but praised his teammates for digging out another last-gasp win.

Steve Clarke's men left it late once more in an uninspiring display in Torshavn, but Lyndon Dykes' fourth goal in four international games gave the Scots a crucial three points.

For skipper Robertson, that was the only thing that mattered, with Scotland now knowing a win over Moldova next month will be enough to secure a World Cup play-off spot.

"The Faroes, coming here, is a difficult game," Robertson said. "There is an AstroTurf pitch that none of us are really used to.

"They are physical, they are strong, they played their game plan really well. We didnt play our game plan to exactly how we wanted it.

"Saturday was really emotional with adrenaline and everything going into the game and how it ended.

"Maybe the lads had a wee bit of a hangover from that, I don’t know.

"But when games are like that, it’s so important to get there in the end.

"We could easily have been standing here 0-0. November is already tough but that would have made it a lot, lot harder. I’m glad we got there in the end but we’ll need to be a lot better than that going forward.

"It’s a massive win. A huge three points. Probably the less said about the performance, the better.

"We weren’t at our best. First half, we were poor. They won every second ball. We needed Craigy (Gordon), what a save he’s made. It could have been a lot different.

"When you come to these places, people expect you to get easy points. But you saw Austria only won 2-0 and scored late, Denmark scored in the 86th minute to win it 1-0.

"We knew it was going to be tough. But the confidence they got from winning second balls and getting a chance lifted them, along with their fans.

"We had to dig deep. We didn’t play well at all. But six points at the start of this week was crucial.

"Now we are close to what we set out to achieve and it’s important to keep that in mind."