Age just a number for Scotland's Weir
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David Weir is set to become Scotland's oldest capped player if he is selected in the upcoming UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying double-header against Lithuania and Liechtenstein.

But the 40-year-old Rangers defender is focusing solely on getting Scotland off to a winning start in their qualifying campaign.

"To be honest, it doesn't change anything," the Rangers captain said of his age. "I enjoy playing in the games and being involved in the games. Maybe one day when I sit down, I'll get a bit of satisfaction from it. But, at the moment, I don't think of myself as a 40-year-old, I just think of myself as one of the other players.

"I don't think of it in those terms really. I don't really think about the past, I just think about the future. The game on Friday is what all our attention is on and I'm just trying to focus on that rather than worrying about how old I am.

"I'm just glad to be back," added Weir, whose last international appearance was in the loss to the Netherlands at Hampden Park just over a year ago. Weir said Scotland's 3-0 loss to Sweden in a friendly in Stockholm earlier this month was a setback for those involved.

"Whenever you lose a game, you've got to question yourself. That's part and parcel of being a football player, I don't think you should be happy if you lose a game. But you learn from it and you come out stronger and you come out better. That's what football is all about."

Meanwhile Scotland manager Craig Levein said Chris Iwelumo, Lee Wallace and Kevin McNaughton would miss the match against Lithuania in Kaunas. "Definitely out of the game is Chris Iwelumo. He picked up a hamstring strain, he has been assessed by the medical team and is definitely out," Levein revealed on Monday.

"Lee Wallace will also miss the first match. Andy Webster is out, he has an ongoing situation with his hamstring and hasn't played for a while so I expected that one. McNaughton won't be available for the first match but he might be available for the second game."