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McFadden: We owe fans

James McFadden claims Scotland owe their fans some early success in their Euro 2012 campaign after a disappointing World Cup bid.

Scotland begin their European Championship qualifiers in Lithuania tomorrow night amid reduced expectation following a failed attempt to get to the World Cup finals.

Scotland lost out to Norway for second place in their group while the Scandinavians failed to make the play-offs.

Although Scotland pushed World Cup finalists Holland all the way at Hampden, away defeats to Macedonia and Norway left Scotland fans uninspired by the campaign.

McFadden said: "We need to get back on track and make it up to ourselves -- the manager, the fans, everybody.

"We were so poor last time, we need to get better and basically get off to a good start."

Scotland began encouragingly under Craig Levein with a 1-0 friendly win over the Czech Republic but were well beaten 3-0 by Sweden in Stockholm last month.

"We've got a lot of making up to do after a bad campaign and poor defending in Sweden," the Birmingham player said. "We'll be ready. Most of the boys have started the season well so it's looking good.

"We need to learn from our mistakes and take it into this campaign."


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