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Matt Scott hopes Scotland can end Scott Johnson's spell in style

Last Updated: 13/03/14 3:47pm

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Scott Johnson: will step down after Scotland's match in Wales

Scott Johnson: will step down after Scotland's match in Wales

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Centre Matt Scott admits Scotland are determined to end Scott Johnson's spell in charge with a win over Wales on Saturday.

The Australian interim head coach will step down from his post after the Scots end their Six Nations campaign against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Johnson will become Scottish Rugby Union's director of rugby, with Vern Cotter replacing him as the new boss in the summer.

But firstly Scott and his teammates want to end Johnson's 15-month reign in style by claiming a sixth victory from 16 Tests.

"We won't miss his bad jokes but as a coach, he has been very good to me personally," said Scott. "He has helped me a lot and has been driving me to become better and that has been the same for a lot of the other young guys.

"I will miss him but he will still be about Murrayfield in his new role.

"But with a change, you always get that sense of excitement for the future and with the new coach coming in, it will be nice to get a fresh perspective.

"We will be looking to put on a big performance for Scott this weekend and the boys will want to give him a good send-off."

Wales slumped to a 29-18 defeat against England last week, while the Scots allowed France to snatch a 19-17 win in the dying seconds.

Scott is wary of a Welsh backlash as he believes they are under pressure to perform after their Six Nations title hopes were shattered.

"Knowing the mentality of where you are after a loss, you are always keen to go out and prove the doubters wrong," said Scott.

"They have been getting a bit of bad press down in Wales so I reckon they will be very dangerous side to face this week.

"It's probably not the best thing for us that they did lose last weekend but we will just need to match what they throw at us."

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