David Vaughan

Vaughan set for Home Nations clash

by Stuart Vose

Welsh midfielder eyeing away win against Scotland.

David Vaughan says intra-squad rivalry will give way to the quest for qualifying points as his Wales side meet Scotland later this week.

The midfielder could come face-to-face with club colleague Steven Fletcher on Friday as the two Home Nations battle to make it to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The game at Hampden Park is a key one for both sides, with Scotland sitting bottom of Group A with two points – eight behind leaders Belgium – while the Welsh are only a single point better off.

And while Vaughan admits there has been talk about the upcoming game, he says facing Fletcher isn’t a primary focus.

“I’m looking forward to linking up with the Wales squad,” said Vaughan, who is looking to win his 34th cap later this week.

“We’re travelling to Glasgow for a derby with Scotland and it’s a great game to be involved in.

“It’s possible I’ll come up against Fletch in that game and it’s been mentioned in the dressing room.

“However, the most important thing is for us to go out and get a result and build on that when we come up against Serbia a few days later.”