Strachan says Lithuania point could be vital

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan said the point his team earned against Lithuania on Saturday could be vital despite a disappointing showing from his team.

James McArthur’s 90th-minute header rescued a point for Strachan’s men in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park, and left the Scotland manager pleased with what he said could be an important point on the road to Russia.

"The second half we got in some great positions, some great chances, great effort, good on the ball. They've had one or two shots at goal and scored with one of them,” said Strachan

"We've done really well to get back in the game, and really we should win the game, so I've got to say well done to the lads for dragging us back into the game, playing so well, and nearly getting the winner.

"We had some good chances, and a wee bit of bad luck as well. I thought well done, we stuck at it, going a goal behind is never easy, but this group is going to be like that, and it could be a big point come the end."

Strachan said that there will always be negativity from some supporters whatever the result.

"I suppose there will be negativity with Slovenia drawing at Lithuania [last month], negativity at Slovakia as well for their defeat tonight [against Slovenia], and England fans as well will probably be saying they should have scored eight!

"So a lot of people will be going home a little disgruntled."