"We will go there and play a different formation," confirmed McLeish. "To play 4-4-2 in Paris would be suicidal, no team in the world would go there and play that, including Brazil. So we will regroup, have a good look at things in terms of personnel, and you will see a different line-up.
"There is no doubt we will flood the midfield. We haven't decided on the line-up yet, we will swither over one or two positions. It's going to be a big night for the players in terms of the magnitude of the game. We hope we can win within a system, but I don't think anyone would be too unhappy if we take a point in Paris.
"Italy and France will now have the mindset that they are not going to drop any more points to teams other than each other. The result in Scotland was obviously a huge shock for France.
"We will have to frustrate them the same way it was done at Hampden against them. In the first half of that game, we got a wee bit of luck, then when we scored in the second half France got more frustrated. To go to Paris and get something, never mind win, is something not even a lot of the top 10 countries in the world would do. But you just never know in a given one-off game."