Christophe Berra believes Scotland's 3-1 friendly victory over Australia at Easter Road on Wednesday night bodes well for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Craig Levein's side went into the game somewhat nervously on the back of a 5-1 drubbing by the United States in their challenge match in Jacksonville at the end of last season.
However, despite going behind to a wonder strike by Mark Bresciano the Scots put in a fine performance and recovered through goals by Jordan Rhodes and substitute Ross McCormack either side of an own goal by Socceroos debutant Jason Davidson.
Berra insists it was a confidence-boosting victory ahead of the qualifiers which start next month with a double-header against Serbia and Macedonia at Hampden.
The Wolves defender said: "It is good to get a win under the belt before the qualifiers. It gives us confidence and will do everyone the world of good.
"We played well and we probably should have scored one or two goals in the first-half but it was just unlucky the ball didn't fall for us in the box. But we stuck at it, tried to pass the ball and I think we put in a professional performance.
"We we will go into the first qualifier in a positive mood and we are looking forward to it.
"We will enjoy this victory but in a month's time it is all about getting the three points when it matters."