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Gemmill delighted but cautious despite 4-1 win

Scot Gemmill stressed that Scotland Under-21s still face a formidable task to qualify for Euro 2025 despite the head coach being delighted with their 4-1 win over Kazakhstan in Paisley.

The Scots - buoyed by the return of several key players - laid the foundations for their victory with three first-half goals from Josh Doig, Lyall Cameron and Tommy Conway, and Lewis Fiorini notched the fourth before the visitors hit back with a penalty.

They are now locked together on the 13-point mark with Spain and Belgium at the top of Group B after six matches and will conclude their campaign with vital double-headers in September and October.

"It's really good that we can look forward to the games in the autumn with confidence," Gemmill said.

"We know we have hard games to come, but I'm really pleased for the players to show that they are good players.

"In terms of qualification, it's brilliant we're in the position we are, but we have to keep going game by game because to qualify for the under-21s finals you almost have to be perfect.

"You have to get over 20 points, probably more than that. It is very difficult and that's why I constantly try to add context in terms of developing young players."

Gemmill felt his team were at their attacking best against the Kazakhs.

"It was really good to get a really good win against a really difficult opposition," he added. "If you look at previous results, it shows how hard they've been to beat.

"I think you could see we had a few players back who we didn't have at the end of last year."