THE Hongkong squad, having barely recovered from the disappointments of the Hongkong Sevens, travel to Scotland tonight aiming to re-establish themselves as a potent force at the inaugural World Cup Sevens. Battered and bruised after a gruelling six-month build-up, which included a poor performance at last month's Hongkong tournament, the 10-man squad face a difficult World Cup campaign at Murrayfield which includes a clash against the new sevens kings Western Samoa. The territory, who only managed a semi-final place in the Bowl competition in Hongkong, will also meet England, Canada, Namibia and Spain in Pool D of the preliminary rounds. National coach George Simpkin has put the squad, which shows two changes from the side which took part in the Hongkong Sevens, through a rigorous two weeks of training, working on the weaknesses highlighted at the Sevens. Hongkong were let down by their tackling against Italy, Ireland and Papua New Guinea and since those defeats each player, apart from skipper Craig Pain, has made around 1,000 tackles in training. Pain suffered a thigh injury in the territory's victory over Singapore at the Hongkong Sevens, but is expected to resume full training in Edinburgh. Said Pain: ''We all felt disappointed with the Hongkong Sevens. Not only because we lost but because we didn't play as well as we could have. ''But we have been training hard and trying to build our confidence back up. It's always difficult, especially since we have five very hard games in the preliminary rounds.''