Hines standing by

Zavon Hines will be aiming to play a part when England Under-21s take on Lithuania on Tuesday having sat out the weekend win against Portugal.

The West Ham United striker was an unused substitute on Saturday as the Young Lions won 1-0 at Wembley to leave them three points behind Greece in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group Nine with a game in hand.

Hines scored twice off the bench in a 6-3 win against FYR Macedonia on his debut last month and will hope to repeat the trick if called upon again. The 20-year-old trained with the rest of the squad in a chilly Vetra Stadium on Monday,

If selected, he will also look to folllow in the footsteps of Carlton Cole who was in the last England team to play in the country in April 2002 when the U21s drew 1-1 against the Baltic nation.

England coach Stuart Pearce, the former Hammers defender, was looking for his team to maintain their momentum. "The Portugal performance was a real major stepping stone forward for this team as a group.

"We will be buoyed up for Tuesday night. They have been told exactly what is expected of them - that is to play better against a team which are hard to break down. We will have to be fully at it to get three points."

Hines is the only West Ham player in the squad after James Tomkins (groin) and Junior Stanislas (virus) had to withdraw last week.