James McArthur will start for Scotland against Belgium
Last Updated: October 16, 2012 7:02pm
James McArthur: Scotland start in Brussels
Scotland boss Craig Levein has drafted in James McArthur to his midfield for tonight's crunch World Cup qualifier against Belgium in Brussels.
Celtic star Scott Brown had to be replaced at half-time in Friday's 2-1 defeat to Wales and will not be risked so the Wigan midfielder will deputise.
Otherwise it will be an unchanged side, with winger James Forrest, an unused sub in Cardiff, sidelined due to a groin injury while Steven Naismith completes his two-match ban.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard could be missing for the hosts with boss Marc Wilmots reportedly unhappy with his workrate in the 3-0 victory in Serbia which put the Belgians top of Group A.
"I spoke to Eden after the game," Wilmots said. "On Friday I had to move him away from the centre and put him out on the flank to restore the balance in the centre with Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Axel Witsel.
"Eden should know that in football today changing from defence to attack and from attack to defence are essential. But I support him. Step by step we will get there."
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini and West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku have been ruled out of the match through injury.
Scotland team: McGregor, Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Fox, Commons, D Fletcher, McArthur, Morrison, S Fletcher, Maloney