Poland vs Scotland: Russell Martin fully aware of the dangers that Robert Lewandowski will pose Scots

Lewandowski helped Poland to a shock 2-0 win over Germany on Saturday night and will lead the line against Gordan Strachen's side on Tuesday

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Russell Martin will travel to Poland armed with research on danger man Robert Lewandowski and confidence from Scotland's recent performances on the road.

Lewandowski set up Poland's second goal in their shock 2-0 victory over Germany on Saturday night, which came hours after Scotland got off the mark in the European Championship qualifiers with a 1-0 home win over Georgia.

Martin and his central defensive partner Grant Hanley allowed the Georgians only one real chance at Ibrox but they are likely to be busier in Warsaw's national stadium.

But the Norwich defender will further prepare for the assignment of marking Bayern Munich forward Lewandowski.

"We will watch all the videos on him before Tuesday," the 28-year-old said.

"He is a fantastic player but the staff here prepare us for everything.

"Come Monday we watch him. But I'm sure we have seen enough of him in the Bundesliga with the goals he has scored to know how dangerous he is. So we will be ready.

"But it is not just about me and Grant against him. There will be battles all over the pitch too.

"We get plenty of help from the lads in front of us and as a team we have to remain solid."

Lewandowski missed the March friendly between the teams through injury, with his side going down to a 1-0 defeat following Scott Brown's late strike in Warsaw.

Scotland have also won in Croatia, Macedonia and Norway under Strachan and Martin is sure they can add another away win to their record against the confident Poles.

"We have had a lot of matches like the one we will get on Tuesday over the last 18 months and they way we have dealt with them has been brilliant," he said.

"If we can keep that level up I'm confident we can get a result.

"Mentally it is a boost that we have already been to Poland this year and won. We know we can go there and do it.

"They had a couple of players missing on that night, but the way we are playing at the minute, we can be confident of going anywhere and putting in a performance that we can be proud of.

"The manager is always on to us that he wants us to put in a showing that we can be proud of. We did that against Georgia and we have to do the same against Poland on Tuesday."

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