|Don’t get me wrong I am not the greatest fan of Kenny Miller but he has scored 10 goals this season, and has consistently led the line well for the National side. Surely this gave him the right to expect a start ahead of the unknown English born Mackie.
I would also have thought Steven Fletcher deserves a shout ahead of Mackie given his record with Burnley and Wolves in the "Best League in the World". Surely the game in Sweden or against Liechtenstein was the time to be trying him out, not a must win game in Prague against one of our main rivals for second place.
The line up for tomorrow also has me wondering why there is no consistency in selection between games. I know McFadden, Wallace and Brown are injured and Boyd is off form but why so many changes in formation and selection.
The midfield only has Darren Fletcher from the last game at home, with Graeme Dorrans appearing out of the blue, after missing out when many thought he should have been in against the easiest team in the section!
Also recalled is Gary Caldwell, who takes on a holding midfield role despite no first team football at all this season.
Once again we have a Scotland manager who says he will pick players on form but then proceeds to do the opposite! Why no space for Charlie Adam or even Chris Iwelumo who has been scoring for Burnley this season.
I always liked Craig Levein as Manager of Dundee Utd but I have some real concerns over his management of the Scotland side to date. If we win tomorrow I will forget all that but with this line up I truly fear the worst.
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