Stranraer-born Kyle called for Scotland

STRANRAER-born footballer Kevin Kyle has been picked amongst those to represent Scotland against Macedonia.

The Kilmarnock striker will, according to manager George Burley, add an imposing presence on the field.

"Kevin might be a player you can use as a sub, changing things in the last 10 or 15 minutes," he Burley.

"You are looking to give your squad a different dimension and that's why he is in. Kevin gives us that physical presence. He is strong, aggressive and can score goals. We don't have that type of player in the squad."

Kyle and the veteran David Wayer (39) return as attackers in Scotland's representation.

Goalkeepers: Neil Alexander (Rangers), Craig Gordon (Sunderland), David Marshall (Cardiff City)

Defenders: Darren Barr (Falkirk), Stephen McManus (Celtic), Christophe Berra (Wolves/ENG), Gary Caldwell (Celtic), Steven Caldwell (Burnley/ENG), Callum Davidson (Preston/ENG), Alan Hutton (Tottenham/ENG), Jamie McAllister (Bristol City/ENG), Steven Whittaker (Rangers), David Weir (Rangers)

Midfielders: Graham Alexander (Burnley/ENG), Scott Brown (Celtic), Kris Commons (Derby/ENG), Darren Fletcher (Man Utd/ENG), Paul Hartley (Bristol City/ENG), James McFadden (Birmingham/ENG), Shaun Maloney (Celtic)

Forwards: David Clarkson (Bristol City/ENG), Steven Fletcher (Burnley/ENG), Kevin Kyle (Kilmarnock), Kenny Miller (Rangers), Steven Naismith (Rangers).

Macedonia will be the guest team in Scotland playing the key match for both representations in the fight for the second spot in the qualification group for the World Cup, 2010.