Jack focused on Holland clash
Ryan Jack insists Scotland Under-21s should be judged on competitive action against Holland rather than their shock heavy defeat to England.
Billy Stark's side were left reeling by a 6-0 hammering at the hands of their English counterparts in a friendly at Bramall Lane last month.
Jack believes the young Scots must show they have put the loss firmly behind them by claiming a positive result against the Dutch in Thursday's European Championship Qualifier.
The Aberdeen defender said: "It's just about forgetting about that result and moving on.
"It was just a friendly. This is the game that really matters because there are points at stake.
"We just have to make sure it doesn't affect people's confidence and the lads still play the way we can.
"This is the game we are going to get judged on because it's a group game and there are three points to play for.
"Billy has shown us on the video a few points where we went wrong and what we can improve on.
"It's a case of everybody taking that in and moving on and not dwelling on it. All the boys seem to be fine and we are all looking forward to the game now."
Scotland sit level on points with Slovakia at the top of Group Three after a win over Luxembourg in March, with the Dutch yet to get their own campaign under way.
Jack added: "We are sitting at the top and we have nothing to fear going into the game.
"It's going to be a great game and a great occasion for us to play in.
"If we win, we stay top of the group so there is a lot to drive us on to get a good win."
The Dons youngster was the only member of the current squad to feature in the team who defeated Holland the last time they visited Nijmegen's Stadion De Goffert in November 2011.
He said: "In the last campaign we had two good results home and away, especially the one over there when we won 2-1 and they maybe underestimated us a wee bit.
"It's a great chance to show what we can do and that we can stay at the top of the group.
"We have shown that it can be done. This is a different group of players from last time and it's going to be a different game but we are looking forward to it."
On his own form so far this season, Jack added: "It's been a good start to the season for myself and for my club.
"I just want to kick on and take that into playing for my country as well."
Stuart Bannigan and Daniel Handling have been forced to withdraw from the squad through injury and have been replaced by John Herron and Mark Beck.
Stark said: "They are younger ones and both are of age for the next campaign as well.
"We've got a number of players in the squad who are in that situation and that's healthy in lots of ways.
"But you don't just pick them because they are young - they have to merit being in the squad. It's good to have a youthful, vibrant squad."
Stark admits a win over Holland would be the ideal way to bounce back from the England defeat, adding: "There is no doubt about it - that would be fantastic.
"You always tell them to be confident and expect to win the game.
"It doesn't matter whether you're playing a team that's much higher in the rankings, who are maybe better players man for man, there are still ways of overcoming that.
"We didn't do it against England but we can do it against Holland. We will try to have a positive mind-set."