Miller left out by Scotland
Kenny Miller has been dropped for Scotland's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Czech Republic.
Last Updated: 08/10/10 9:52am
Kenny Miller has been dropped for Scotland's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Czech Republic, while Jamie Mackie has been handed his debut.
Scotland boss Craig Levein has named his side for the crunch match in Prague following a training session at the Synot Tip Arena.
Levein was furious after it was reported that the Rangers striker - who has 11 goals in all competitions this season - was set to be axed for Friday's clash before the squad had even left Glasgow.
But it has now been confirmed Miller, who had been in line to earn his 50th cap, is not in the line-up.
The team suggests Levein could opt for the 4-2-2-2 formation that was also reported in the press this week.
Allan McGregor has recovered from a thigh problem to start in goal, while Alan Hutton and Steven Whittaker have been passed fit for the full-back positions. David Weir and Stephen McManus assume the central defensive roles.
Darren Fletcher, Gary Caldwell, Graham Dorrans and James Morrison have all been given the nod, as have Steven Naismith and QPR's Mackie, who earns his first cap after being called into the squad.
Scotland starting XI:
McGregor, Hutton, Weir, McManus, Whittaker, D Fletcher, G Caldwell, Dorrans, Morrison, Mackie, Naismith.