Last Updated: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 07:58
Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass admits he was surprised to receive a recall to the Scotland squad from new boss Gordon Strachan.
"He said he watched me in the Liverpool game when we got beat 5-0 which probably wasn't the best, but he was quite happy with my performance which was quite hard to believe because I did not do much in the game," said Snodgrass.
"But he judges people off a 5-0 win or a 5-0 defeat, which tests your character and he was quite happy with that."
Snodgrass believes the former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager will bring a fresh dimension to the national team after he succeeded Craig Levein.
The ex-Leeds United star had been overlooked for his country's three previous World Cup qualifiers after starting in Scotland's 0-0 draw with Serbia back in September.
Snodgrass added: "He [Strachan] has been bringing different ideas to what we had under previous managers, and is giving a lot of different people a call-up, which is interesting.
"He has different plans, he wants us to press and play football which we have not done over the years. He will try to stress to you the way he wants you to play in that position, to fit into his game plan.
"We have had players come in and out of the set-up, he is now trying to get a balanced squad to play in the positions he wants and I am just happy to be part of that, to try to get some more minutes under my belt to help Scotland."
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