Scotland’s scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has revealed that his side is not concerned with the mind games being used by England manager Eddie Jones ahead of their Six Nations clash, according to a report on BBC Sport.
Scotland managed to get their first victory of the tournament on the weekend as they narrowly defeated France.
Laidlaw was in great form for the Scots as he kicked 22 points to help to secure the victory in what was deemed as a man of the match display.
Jones has been publicly critical of Scotland and recently said that he believes the Scots can’t cope with the expectations and always crumble under pressure.
Laidlaw knows what the England boss said and replied:
Eddie’s got a lot to say, hasn’t he? It’s hard not to hear these days. But it’s about the players and implementing game plans.
Eddie likes to get out there and speak but ultimately it doesn’t really matter. It’s about when you cross the line and get into the middle of the field.
As a Scotsman, there’s no better game to play in. We’ll be in front of our own people. We can use our record here that we are starting to put together. But do we need to improve? Yes, I believe so.
Scotland host England on 24th February and go into the game knowing that they have not beaten England since 2008.
All the odds are stacked against the Scots but Laidlaw believes that this is one of their best chances to gain victory over a dominant England side.