Belfast Telegraph

Scotland eager to quickly atone for poor showing against Lithuania

By Ronnie Esplin

Andy Robertson is glad for the chance to return to action so soon after Scotland's 1-1 draw against Lithuania on Saturday night.

It took an 89th-minute leveller from substitute James McArthur to rescue the Scots in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park, after Fedor Cernych had fired the visitors into a shock lead on the hour mark.

Gordon Strachan's side travel to Slovakia for matchday three on Tuesday night and the Hull left-back, voted man of the match against the Lithuanians, is pleased there is no time to dwell on two lost points.

"In a league or in internationals, if you have a game in three days it is perfect because the boys can get over it," Robertson said.

"We are focused on Slovakia already and that has got to be the case because if you dwell on this result it will end up being a negative one on Tuesday and that's how it works.

"We have experience from that at club level so I am sure the boys will get their head round what has happened and move on to Tuesday."

With Slovenia beating second seeds Slovakia 1-0 it means the Scots remain in second place in Group F with four points from two games, behind England who beat Malta 2-0 at Wembley.

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