Scotland v Lithuania
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier
Thursday, 10 October 2019, kick-off 5:15pm
Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh
Scotland Under-21s return to European qualifying action this week, with Lithuania up next for Scot Gemmill’s side at Tynecastle.
Having enjoyed a perfect start in the group, the youngsters face two difficult fixtures next – starting with a clash on home soil before facing a trip to Czech Republic.
The Under-21s will be buoyed by their last two games, scoring four goals and conceding just once as they collected six points from six.
A 2-1 win away from home against top seeds Croatia will certainly be a moment to cherish for the players and coaching staff.
But for Scot Gemmill, it was just another encouraging sign of how promising his players are.
He said: “Against San Marino, we had more of the ball and were met by a resolute, organised side. We had to be patient. Then we took on Croatia and we had to show a different side. We faced a team who were very technical and clever on the ball, forcing us to show our organisation defensively. We knew we had the quality to create opportunities in front of goal and we combined that with the quality to put those chances away.”
He added: “In essence, those two games were a great example of the value of international football for our young players. Going up against two very different sides, working on different elements of their game and playing in different environments all combine to offer valuable experience.”
Come along and support the Scotland Young Team at Tynecastle on Thursday night – kick-off is at 5:15pm, with tickets available to buy online now.
Tickets will also be purchasable on the night at Tynecastle from the Heart of Midlothian Ticket Office.
Scotland Supporters Club members can get a free ticket for this match by showing a valid membership card at the Ticket Office. This can be done in advance of the match or on matchday, right up until to kick-off.
Watch the match
Can't make it along to Tynecastle? The match will be available to watch across the Scotland National Team social media channels:
You can also tune it to watch the match on BBC Online.
Scotland v Russia
Following full time in this match, the Eighteen 74 Bar at Tynecastle will open and will be showing Scotland's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier away to Russia.