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Scotland boss confirms Rhodes will start in attack

Scotland boss Craig Levein has confirmed that 22 year old Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes will start in Wednesday's friendly against Australia. Rhodes, whose only Scotland cap came as a late substitute against Cyprus in November, scored 40 goals for his club last season and eight goals for the Scotland Under-21s.

"I had it in mind that Jamie Mackie would play but he has a calf strain, so Jordan will play," explained Levein.

"You look at his goalscoring record, it's a tough one to beat, 40-odd goals. He is someone who has played that position for the Under-21s.

"We have a policy of promoting players who have done well for the Under-21 team.

"So it's a no-brainer, he will start the match."

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