European Championship Qualifier
Scotland v Gibraltar
Sunday, March 29th 2014, 5pm kick-off
Hampden Park, Glasgow

It’s not very often Scotland face a country for the first-time ever but that’s exactly what will happen on Sunday when we welcome Gibraltar to Hampden.

After a long campaign, the British Overseas Territory was eventually accepted into UEFA in 2013. They currently sit bottom of Group D but have recorded draws against Slovakia and Estonia and beat Malta 1-0 in 2014.

Sky Sports News HQ presenter David Garrido – who helped to produced the documentary ‘No Rock Unturned’ on the Gibraltar national squad – has given us the lowdown on what to expect from Europe’s newest football team:

Who is the Gibraltar team’s biggest threat?
There are actually a few. The most dynamic is Lee Casciaro, one of a trio of brothers in the squad. He's a tireless worker up front, makes a nuisance of himself against opposition defenders both with and without the ball, and Lee just has a relentless enthusiasm for the game. Another player I'd pick out is Liam Walker, formerly of Portsmouth, who has a wonderful left foot, great distribution and almost scored a spectacular goal from distance in Germany. Adam Priestley has pace to trouble any full-back and Jake Gosling is a threat with balls in from the left flank and set pieces.

How is the team likely to set-up tactically v Scotland?
The team have used both 4-1-4-1 and 5-4-1 in the campaign so far, and I would go for the latter.  Lee Casciaro would be the lone striker, and the back three are likely to be his brother Ryan, captain Roy Chipolina and veteran David Artell.  In midfield, it'll be Liam Walker and one other in a holding role centrally, with the wide players tucking in. Their natural style is more pass-and-move, but they're expecting to play 85 per cent of the game without the ball.  Work ethic, discipline and organisation are paramount.

What have you made of Gibraltar's Euro campaign so far?
It has been a tough journey where reality hit early on - in particular, the 15 minutes after half-time in the Poland and Ireland games, where Gibraltar crumbled after the break and ended up losing both 7-0. They are learning all the time though - not just in terms of the ability of the players technically and tactically, but also the ability to deal with the occasion. The game at the Aviva Stadium was their first in front of a crowd of more than 8-thousand, but Gibraltar were less overawed in the 4-0 defeat to Germany. The manager may have departed since then, but the camaraderie in the squad is strong. Scoring a goal would be cause for real celebration, and it could come on Sunday.

What does Preston player Scott Wiseman bring to the team?

Several things.  First of all, experience of playing at a decent level in English league football - and at a club which is doing well in Preston North End. Wiseman also brings a level of professionalism that can only inspire and help the Gibraltar-based players around him, and important skills of leadership, communication and organisation. There's one other vital quality...he's got height! The Gibraltarian players are generally quite diminutive, so if Scotland decide to swing balls into the box, expect Scott to join the other taller figures like David Artell & Roy Chipolina in helping them clear their lines.