LONDON, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 07th Nov, 2016 ) : Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee says Andy Murray's rise to the top of the tennis world rankings can inspire their country to a famous victory against old rivals England. The 29-year-old Murray, who has won Wimbledon and Olympic gold this year, is now widely regarded as one of Scotland's greatest ever sportsmen. Ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley, McGhee, who serves as Gordon Strachan's assistant, was asked if Scotland's football players would be encouraged to emulate Murray's achievements.
"Even better than that, my understanding is that he is coming to the game," McGhee told reporters on Monday. "For the players to know that he is up there and for the players to replicate some sort of the achievement that he has -- I think every single one of us are huge Andy Murray fans and totally respect the achievement of what he has done for himself and the country. "To emulate that in some way would be just fantastic." Murray, a known football fan, is the first British singles tennis player to be world number one since the inception of the ATP rankings after his rise to top spot was confirmed over the weekend.