If Hearts' Arvydas Novikovas wants to progress at international level to the A squad, he must start establishing himself as a first-team regular with Hearts this season. So says Lithuanian national coach Raimondas Zutautas whose side will be hosting Scotland in the EURO2010 qualifiers in Kaunas next month. Zutautas is weighing up the form of players at his disposal and is likely to call up Marius Zaliukas despite the Hearts defender's non-appearance for June's Baltic Cup competition. However, Novikovas looks likely to miss out on a call despite earning his first full international cap in May against Ukraine. He will make the Under 21s but could earn promotion if he plays regularly in Scotland.
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