Mackie makes Scotland squad

30 September 2010 01:00
QPR striker Jamie Mackie has been called into the Scotland squad for the Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Czech Republic and Spain. The 25-year-old, who has hit eight goals since joining Rangers from Plymouth in the summer, was born in Dorking, Surrey, but qualifies for Scotland through his grandfather. Scotland boss Craig Levein said: "I was aware of Jamie at the start of the season. He has been watched on four separate occasions and each report has been excellent. "We have been looking high and low to add to the existing pool that we can pick from. I believe his grandfather was born in Kilmarnock so he fits the criteria and I'm happy to have him on board. "If you look at the strikers I have picked, I have picked players on form, that is basically it."

Source: PA