Scottish skip David Murdoch secured a guaranteed match for a medal as his rink topped the group standings at the men's curling World Championships in Canada.
The two-time Olympian beat China 7-4 to secure a place in the page one v two play off game but lost his final round robin match narrowly 10-9 to Finland.
Scotland have won silver at the last two World Championships and are looking to match the achievements of women's skip Eve Muirhead, who recently won her world title in Latvia.
They will play Swedish skip Niklas Edin for a place in the final and if they lose will have another chance to book their slot against either Denmark or reigning champions Canada, who will contest the three v four play off.
"That was a solid game, nice and steady," said Murdoch, after the China win.
"We played with a nice calmness, we didn't need to get over-excited about anything - just play our game and make our shots.
"That's us definitely 1-2 so that feels great. What we need to do now is take that form into the Page weekend."
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