AN astonishing 30 Lithuanians are due to arrive in Edinburgh next month for a mass trial period with Hearts.
And the Evening News can also reveal that Vladimir Romanov will edge nearer to his "dream" of 11 maroon-clad Lithuanians tomorrow with Hearts planning to name five players from the Baltic nation in their starting line-up for the first time ever.
As the influence from eastern Europe increases at Tynecastle, head coach Valdas Ivanauskas is preparing to name Nerijus Barasa, Edgaras Jankauskas, Saulius Mikoliunas, Andrius Velicka and Marius Zaliukas in the team to face Motherwell tomorrow.
08 December 2006
Vilnius on Forth
As readers of this blog will be aware, I have in the past welcomed the influx of East Europeans to Scotland. But this (from The Evening News) seems a tad excessive: