The two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks against England rocked Hampden to its core and with qualification for the World Cup still very much possible all eyes shift to Vilnius as Scotland take on Lithuania at the quaint LFF Stadium.

The match is the first of a double header with Malta visiting Hampden on Monday night. 

The last time Scotland played Lithuania, James McArthur salvaged a point in the dying moments.

Scotland's most recent meeting in Lithuania was a 0-0 draw in 2010 and they have a good record against them, having won five games out of nine meetings.

The 10th encounter will be Scotland’s first international match on an artificial surface.

How the group stands

Scotland lie four points away from second spot and three points above the Lithuanians.

Lithuania have amassed five points from six games, compared to Scotland’s eight.

Team news

James Morrison joined up with the squad midweek after Steven Fletcher and Tom Cairney were ruled out through injury. Darren Fletcher hasn’t travelled through a knee injury.

What was said at the press conference

Gordon Strachan said: “Our players are capable of winning every game but we also have frailties and on the day we’ll be looking to show our strengths.

“Lithuania have drawn at home 2-2 against Slovakia which shows you how good they are.

“Our players can play any time and in any condition so I believe they’ll cope with the conditions.

“We asked for the pitch to be watered for our training session similarly to how it will be on the match night and that’s important.

“Darren Fletcher is a loss to the squad as he’s inspirational for the younger players coming through.”

Andy Robertson said: “I am on top of the world at the moment following the  birth of my first child as well as moving to such a massive club like Liverpool.

“I’m at a club where we’re winning the majority of our games and hopefully I can help bring that mentality up there.

“It’ll be a tough game as we know the problems they caused us in October but we also know we had a lot of chances so we’ll be looking to take them, allowing us to take the three points required.

“We all believe we can do it. After the last couple of performances, our fans have got that belief again too. If they can get behind us again, that’ll give us a lift.

“We’ve got four games left and we’re after maximum points.”

Lithuania’s three to watch

Arvydas Novikovas

Currently plying his trade in the Polish top flight with, Novikovas will be familiar to Scottish fans from his time at Hearts, having made 60 appearances during his time at Tynecastle.

The winger started against Scotland at Hampden last year, coming up against former Hearts teammate Callum Paterson and impressed, being one of the stand-out players for Lithuania on the night.

Fiodor Cernych

Their captain was named Lithuanian player of the year for 2016 and has scored three times in the campaign including a goal against Scotland, at Hampden Park in October.

Playing for Jagiellonia Bialystok he has scored half of Lithuania’s goal tally so far in their World Cup quest.

Vykintas Slivka

Joining Hibernian in the summer from Juventus, the midfielder has played 19 times for his country and already impressed in Scotland, scoring in Hibs recent 3-1 win over Rangers.

He has signed a three-year deal at Easter Road and has a wealth of first team experience after cutting his teeth in loan spells at Modena, Gorica, Den Bosch and Ascoli.

Where to watch

The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Football and tweeted live by the Scottish FA Twitter account. Kick-off 7.45 (UK time)

To follow build up during the day, follow the Scotland Instagram account.