Mackie open to Scotland call

Image: Mackie: Wants Scotland call

Queens Park Rangers striker Jamie Mackie has revealed he would welcome the chance to play for Scotland.

QPR striker wants to play international football

Queens Park Rangers striker Jamie Mackie has revealed he would welcome the chance to play for Scotland. Mackie was born in England but is eligible to play for Scotland through his grandparents and has made no secret of his desire to play international football. The 24-year-old has started the season in splendid form for Championship leaders QPR, scoring eight times in seven matches. He has been more prolific than the likes of Kris Boyd and Chris Iwelumo and hopes Scotland manager Craig Levein will consider his case for selection. Mackie admits that it was watching former Plymouth team-mate Rory Fallon in action for New Zealand at the World Cup that convinced him to pursue a future with Scotland. "My family and me all cheered Rory on, and I'd love to play international football in any capacity," he told the Ealing Gazette. "I qualify for Scotland as well as England and it's a great thing to have on the CV." Levein, who will be without the injured James McFadden for Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifiers in October, has previously stated that he will try his utmost to find players that can improve Scotland. Newcastle forward Andy Carroll has already been contacted because he has a Scottish grandparent and Mackie will hope to receive a similar call himself.

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