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Derby's McEveley forced to adjust to divers

Derby County fullback Jay McEveley admits he has to adjust to the diving that goes on in the international game.

The new Scotland star, referring to the antics of Lithuania's Saulius Mikoliunas, said: "I came back and took the ball when he cut inside and he just fell.

"It was embarrassing but that's the way it is.

"He got a penalty and it would have been sad if we drew the game on a decision like that.

"It's hard because they do con the ref a little bit. They fall over and they make it look convincing and it's a difficult job for him.

"But that's up to us, we have got to be a bit smarter, maybe just stand off them a little bit and not get tight and not let them feel us so they can fall over.

"It's about adapting to teams like that and adapting to international football because it is so different to league football.

"It was a brilliant occasion to be involved in."

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