Hibs' Lewis Stevenson and Dylan McGeouch win first Scotland caps

Hibs players Lewis Stevenson and Dylan McGeouch won their first Scotland caps as the national team went down 2-0 to Peru in Lima.

Hibs left-back Lewis Stevenson performed admirably at left-back. Pic: AFP
Hibs left-back Lewis Stevenson performed admirably at left-back. Pic: AFP

Goals from Christian Cueva and Jefferson Farfan condemned Alex McLeish’s inexperienced and experimental Scotland side to defeat in South America. The hosts largely dominated proceedings in front of a packed Estadio Nacional in Peru’s last home game before the World Cup.

Stevenson, 30, played the full match and put in a commendable performance at left-back, while McGeouch, 25, played 76 minutes in central midfield before being replaced by Graeme Shinnie. McGeouch, who is out of contract next month, was widely viewed as one of Scotland’s better players on the night.

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Another Hibee, midfielder John McGinn, played 63 minutes before being replaced by ex-Hearts man Callum Paterson. It was McGinn’s eighth Scotland appearance.

Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch also made his debut. Pic: AFP

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Uncapped Hearts goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin was an unused substitute.

Scotland now travel to Central America to face Mexico on Saturday night.

Hibs' John McGinn won his eighth cap for Scotland. Pic: AFP