Brighton’s Mackail-Smith looking for Scotland recognition

Craig Mackail-Smith says he is determined to make a name for himself in the Scotland national team.

Craig Mackail-Smith says he is determined to make a name for himself in the Scotland national team.

The English-born forward, currently plying his trade with English Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion, has made two appearances for his adopted nation but feels he would not be recognised when walking down the main street in Glasgow.

But he plans to change that with some eye-catching performances, beginning with Liechtenstein in Vaduz on Saturday in Euro2012 qualifying.

“If I walked down Buchanan Street I don't think people would know me. But if I walked down the street in Brighton it would probably be the same,” he told the Daily Record.

"If I can do well and start to score goals for Scotland hopefully people will recognise me. If I am doing my job well then the recognition will come.

"My main aim is to score goals for my country and help us qualify. I feel ready and I'm looking forward to it.

"If Kenny (Miller) doesn't make it then hopefully I will get the call. I feel as if I can go in and do a job for the team."

 
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