Date: 17th October 2007 at 3:40pm
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Aston Villa forward Shaun Maloney will be given a starting role in Scotland’s Euro 2008 qualifier against Georgia this evening.

Maloney, who has struggled to break into the starting line-up at Villa Park and has only started 2 international matches out of his 8 caps so far, will come in for the injured Scott Brown in Scotland’s crucial qualification match.

As Claus Toppmoller, Georgia’s head coach looks to throw in 17 year old goalkeeper Georgi Makaridze for his first cap, Maloney’s knack for dispatching excellent free kicks will no doubt become a big asset, as Alex McLeish looks to avoid an upset that would threaten the nation’s chances of qualification.