By Thomas Mackintosh:
Paul Dixon says that Saturday's draw with Serbia shows that Scotland are capable of qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil.
The Huddersfield defender was a stand out at left back on his international debut, and picked up the man of the match award after the goal-less draw at Hampden.
Dixon was delighted to win his first cap, and said that despite dropping two points the performance shows that Scotland are good enough to get out of the group.
He said: "I'm very happy with my performance, I've made my debut for my national team that not many people get to do. The difference today was not taking our chances, but the positive is that we made those chances at the end of the day.
"I think we would be worried if it was 0-0 and we weren't making any chances. But we made plenty, McGregor had one or two saves to make, these are positives that we have to take into Tuesday's game and I'm sure at the other end of the park the boys will stick them in the net for us.
"It's an area to improve on, putting the ball in the net. At the end of the day, it's a draw and not a defeat and we can at least build on this draw, Serbia are a good side and its a clean sheet. Macedonia went to Croatia and only lost 1-0, so it's going to be another tough opponent on Tuesday as well."
Right at the death, Serbia almost snatched the victory, but Dixon praised the save that Allan McGregor made to deny Dusan Tadic.
He added: "Little bit of a heart in the mouth moment when Tadic went clean through, but that's why McGregor is the best goalkeeper in Scotland cause he makes these saves when he's not called upon as much during the game, but we certainly have confidence in his ability."
Dixon believes that the goals will come as the chances are being carved out, and the full-back spoke of the message that boss Craig Levein said during half-time.
"Craig just told us to keep getting forward," continued Dixon. "Keep attacking and keep the door shut at the back and we'll get chances, and right enough we did. James Forrest was unfortunate at the end with that shot, on another day they maybe go in. As I said, we made plenty of chances, we just need to finish the, not just the strikers but the midfielders as well."
"We should be going for three points in every game, I don't see why we can't with the talent that we have in the squad and the country. We'll be focused on getting three points in every game which is what we should be doing in every match, so hopefully we can get as many points as possible."