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Darren Fletcher wants Scotland to fire at fortress Hampden


 Scotland's Darren Fletcher

Scotland's Darren Fletcher

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Scotland's Darren Fletcher

Darren Fletcher wants Hampden "rocking" for the visit of Lithuania as Scotland aim to make the national stadium a "fortress" during their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Scotland go into their first home qualifier on a high following their 5-1 triumph in Malta and Fletcher wants to see that reflected in the stands.

The captain knows there will be difficult moments against an improving Lithuania side but he has urged both his team-mates and the Tartan Army to take the initiative on Saturday.

"The expectations should be that we go and win the game," the West Brom midfielder said. "Our fans expect a lot of us and that's great.

"We need Hampden rocking, and make it a fortress. That's a combination of us going out and setting a tempo and the fans getting behind us as well.

"Look, we are going in to win the game as we do every game. We are expected to win and to take the game to the opposition, and we will, but we do have to be cautious as well. It's a long 90 minutes."

  • Scotland v Lithuania, World Cup Group F: Hampden Park, Today, 7.45pm

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