LEIGH GRIFFITHS still fears losing his place in the Scotland attack – despite his two-goal free-kick salvo in the 2-2 draw with England at Hampden in June.

The Celtic striker will fly out of Glasgow this morning with his international team-mates ahead of the World Cup Group F encounter with Lithuania in Vilnius tomorrow night.

But the Hoops raider refuses to take his place in Gordon Strachan’s line-up for granted.

The 27-year-old hitman admitted: “Every game is a new game for me.

“Obviously, the England game was a high. Everybody was on a high after it, especially myself. But it is a new game now.

“I need to look forward and try to work my way into the side for the Lithuania game.

“If the manager decides to go down a different route I will be on the bench ready to come on and try and give him a lift.

“In international games you can’t take anything for granted. Sure, I scored two goals against England, but that’s gone now. I need to look forward.

“The manager has got to pick 11 boys he thinks can contribute to the game. You have got train well all week, be doing things at club level and force your way into his plans.

“Even then, there are guys on the bench who can come on. Guys like Chris Martin have done themselves justice by starting games and scoring goals.

“That is what I have to start doing.”


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