Craig Levein has urged his Scotland players to continue the new-found feelgood factor surrounding Scottish football after Celtic booked their place in the Champions League group stages.
The Hoops are set to face Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow in the competition, handing the game north of the border a much-needed boost after Rangers' well-documented troubles over the summer.
Levein believes it is now the national team's turn to step up to the plate as they prepare to open their World Cup qualifying campaign with a double-header against Serbia and Macedonia.
He said: "It was a huge performance over the two games (against Helsingborg) from Celtic. It has been a difficult summer for Scottish football and it's about time we had some positive stories.
"It's not just for Celtic, it benefits the whole of Scottish football.
"All credit to Neil (Lennon) and his players. They've done their bit and the baton has been handed over to myself and the players and we'll do our best to do our bit."
The first two qualifiers are set to take place in front of a packed house at Hampden and Levein believes the Tartan Army can have a major role in getting the campaign off to a flier.
He said: "You want to start every competition well. The fact that we're at home was designed to help us get off to a good start.
"We are facing a particularly strong team against Serbia so I'm under no illusions as to how difficult it will be.
"But the campaign we are running just now, Hampden Will Roar, that says it all for me. We want to put on a display at Hampden that gets our supporters raising the rafters, that's what it's all about."