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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 19:01 GMT
Paterson shrugs off past defeats
Chris Paterson
Paterson was in the Scotland team that beat England 18-12 last year
Scotland captain Chris Paterson says he is not concerned by his team's dismal record against England at Twickenham.

The Scots, England's Six Nations opponents on Saturday, have won only four of 42 Tests at Twickenham since 1911, with the last coming in 1983.

"These records are just periphery. We have more than enough to concentrate on and we know what we have to do to change it," said Paterson.

"The focus that goes into getting our game right takes up all our time."

The 28-year-old said his team-mates would pay little heed to Scotland's long losing streak at Twickenham.

"We're old enough and wise enough now to focus on our own build-up and our own development," he said.

"We know that we haven't won there since 1983 and that's all we need to know.

"Other than that, what we have to concentrate on is what we need to do to change that record.

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"Wherever you play you want to win - no more so at Twickenham than in Dublin, or wherever."

Paterson, who was part of the Scotland side which beat England 18-12 at Murrayfield last year, said he was wary of the new-look England side assembled by Brian Ashton.

"Certainly, in 2001 and 2003 we were playing against a team that went on to win the World Cup, and it was very, very hard to compete, never mind win," he said.

"But last year I think the gap had closed, and hopefully it will have closed further come Saturday.

"What England are doing now is looking forward again, so we are probably facing a more dangerous team this time around."


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