Iwelumo keen to make amends

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Iwelumo: Hoping to bounce back

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Chris Iwelumo is desperate to show what he can do against Argentina after missing a glorious chance in Scotland's last match.

The Wolves striker had a debut to forget in last month's World Cup qualifier against Norway at Hampden Park as he somehow failed to hit the target from a few yards out and Scotland were held to a goalless draw.

Iwelumo has retained his place in George Burley's squad and hopes to feature in the clash with Diego Maradona's Argentina on Wednesday.

"I'm desperate for another Scotland game," he said.

"I've watched it again but my missus made me delete it from the Sky Plus after about five days. It was a low point for myself but football has many highs and many lows and you've just got to take it on the chin.

"It was hard to take but the character I am I feel good, I'm enjoying playing, scoring goals.

"Hopefully I can do that for my country, that's my dream. I'm a proud Scot and love my country, so I'm delighted to be in the squad.

"I spoke with the gaffer a couple of times on the phone and he's been different class. He knows what I bring to the game and I felt great after I came off the phone to him. Hopefully, I can repay his faith."


Iwelumo fears the dreadful miss could be the moment that defines his career but realises there is still time for him to write a new script.

"Of course there is a fear that's all I could be remembered for," he admitted.

"That's football, isn't it? I got my debut and if we'd won the game then it would have been laughed about.

"It was an important game and we deserved to take the three points but I held my hands up and apologised to the country.

"I should have scored it but it's done now, it's happened and I can't change it. I'm just glad to be back with the chance to put it right.

"It would be nice to score against Argentina. You don't know what's around the corner, so hopefully it will be positive stuff."