Alexander: Scotland have to hit the ground running after lay-off

The Scotland goalkeeper has her eyes on success against Albania and Finland.

Alexander: Scotland have to hit the ground running after lay-off SNS Group

Scotland goalkeeper Lee Alexander admits they’ll have to hit the ground running when they resume their quest to reach the Euros this week.

Shelley Kerr’s team take on Albania at Tynecastle on Friday before travelling to face Finland.

It’s been almost a year since their last competitive match but there’s no room for any rustiness when they get back in action.

“These are really difficult international games where anything can happen so you really can’t be complacent,” Alexander said.

“Albania are a good side, they’ve caused us problems before but it’s a home game and something we pride ourselves on is making sure that we’re good at home.

“We’re out to get the three points, it’s as simple as that, and we need to make sure we hit the ground running.”

Scotland will look to regain the momentum picked up when they last played, with wins over Northern Ireland, Iceland and Ukraine sealing victory in the friendly tournament the Pinatar Cup.

“It seems like it’s been a long time,” Alexander said. “Obviously the last time we met up was back in March for the Pinatar Cup just when everything was starting to kick off with Covid.

“We’re really just excited to get back in and play football again. We’ve still got a lot of games to play in this campaign.

“We’ve not been together for long but we have enough time to make sure we go out and perform.”