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The task now for Hadden and his squad is to translate the fluency and efficiency which was evident against Canada into the showdown with the best the northern hemisphere has to offer.
Hadden is acutely aware that when his team faced the cream of the southern hemisphere this month they were found wanting.
Against New Zealand’s second string they could not get out of first gear and the following week against world champions South Africa they were unable to convert a half-time lead into a famous triumph.
Scotland’s coach is, however, confident that he and his backroom team will be able to maintain the momentum created against Canada going into 2009.
He said: “The important thing is how we deal with this time as coaches. Obviously there will be a fair amount of debriefing going on but the appraisal work we’ll be doing with the players will keep things fresh in their mind.
“We’ve got internet and email access now which allows us to send information to players so we can keep reminding them of what we’re looking for them to do individually and collectively for the national team.
“We’re not cutting across what the club coaches are doing we’re just taking the opportunity to remind them what we’re doing with Scotland and the players seem very happy with the quality of feedback they’re getting at the moment. I think that will stand us in good stead come February.”
Hadden was pleased with the way his side capitalised on the chances they created against Kieran Crowley’s team, having spurned plenty of opportunities against New Zealand and South Africa.
Nikki Walker crossed twice in his home city while there were further tries for Ben Cairns, John Barclay, Alasdair Strokosch and Rory Lamont.
The former Edinburgh coach said: “In the first half there was an element of frustration that we got so close to the line without actually dotting it down.
“But I felt we’ve got the quality of runners that given a little bit of space and the right speed of ball in the right place at the right time we are pretty confident we can finish it off.
“While it can be quite frustrating that it doesn’t always go perfectly we’re sure we’ve got the quality of players who know where the tryline is and given reasonable opportunity they will be able to take them.”