Scotland v Lithuania

Scotland v Lithuania

Scotland will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Group F World Cup qualifying group when they take on Lithuania at Hampden Park on Saturday evening.

Scotland will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Group F World Cup qualifying group when they take on Lithuania at Hampden Park on Saturday evening.

The Scots currently top their group on goal difference, sitting above England after a 5-1 win over Malta.Lithuania, 117th in the world, meanwhile began their campaign with a 2-2 home draw with Slovenia.

The north European side are coached by Edgaras Jankauskas, a 41-year-old former Hearts striker, while 35-year-old defender Deividas Cesnauskis, now with Trakai, and 25-year-old midfielder Arvydas Novikovas were also previously on Hearts' books.

The Scots can take heart from a strong record against Saturday's opponents as they have lost only once to them back in 2003, and have won four and drawn one of the subsequent five matches.In team news, Scotland coach Gordon Strachan must make do without right back Alan Hutton, who pulled out with a calf injury.

He'll be replaced by Hearts' Callum Paterson, who assistant coach Mark McGhee says is a more than capable replacement.'Going forward, he does things that we want, that Gordon wants. With Alan's withdrawal, we are lucky to have him.

'Having missed the Euro 2016 qualification through injury, Hull City forward Robert Snodgrass will be a watched man after grabbing a hat-trick against Malta.'He is such a positive influence on the group,' said team-mate Ikechi Anya.

'It was devastating for him personally when he got such a bad knee injury. But you can see what he brings to the team and, against Malta, it looked like he was making up for lost time. He is always buzzing.'