Scottish football: Former Scotland defender David Weir has rejected the idea that drastic change is needed at senior and youth level to end the national team’s long wait for qualification for a major tournament.
Weir forms a link between the last Scotland side to appear on the world stage and the current team having been a member of the 1998 World Cup squad and played under Craig Levein.
Now retired, Weir does not think there is anything to be gained by changing the manager despite qualification for Brazil 2014 looking a near impossible task after defeats by Wales and Belgium left Scotland with two points from four games.
“We should expect better results but there is such a fine line between winning and losing,” said Weir.
“There is no better example than the Wales game. We were winning 1-0, relatively comfortable, scored another great goal and the game was probably finished. The goal gets disallowed and Wales go up the other end and score and we end up losing the game. To qualify you need everything to conspire for you.”