Return of the Mack lifts Scots

The QPR player will make his international comeback after

recovering from the broken leg he suffered in an FA Cup tie against

Blackburn early in the year. Mackie is likely to start in a wide

position in a 4-5-1 formation, with Barry Robson on the opposite

flank. Miller returns up front after missing the last three

internationals through suspension and injury. His Cardiff

team-mate, Don Cowie, lines up alongside Darren Fletcher and James

Morrison in central midfield. Allan McGregor starts in goal and

there is only one change to Levein’s regular back four from recent

matches, with Steven Whittaker replacing the injured Alan Hutton at

right-back. Scotland team v Cyprus (6pm): McGregor, Whittaker,

Berra, G Caldwell, Bardsley, Mackie, Cowie, Fletcher, Morrison,

Robson, Miller.