No surprises for Scotland
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There are few surprises in the Scotland team named by manager Craig Levein ahead of tonight's friendly against Sweden in Stockholm.

Several call-offs through injury meant Levein picked a slightly more experimental side than he would probably have preferred, ahead of next month's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches against Lithuania and Liechtenstein.

As expected, goalkeeper Allan McGregor was named in the starting line-up in place of the injured Craig Gordon and will make his first appearance since his involvement in the 'Boozegate' affair, which led to an initial ban from the national team 17 months ago.

A largely inexperienced defence was named, with Kirk Broadfoot and Lee Wallace at full-back and Garry Kenneth and Christophe Berra given the opportunity to stake a claim in the centre due to the absence of Andy Webster and Gary Caldwell.

Barry Robson, Darren Fletcher, Kevin Thomson, Charlie Adam and James McFadden formed the midfield, with Adam rewarded for his efforts at Blackpool last season with his first start since October 2009.

With Kenny Miller struggling with shin splints, Steven Fletcher was given the nod in the lone striker role.

Meanwhile, Sweden coach Erik Hamren named a 4-3-2-1 formation, with Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the attack on his return to the team after coming out of international retirement.

Scotland team: McGregor, Broadfoot, Kenneth, Berra, Wallace, Robson, Fletcher, Thomson, Adam, McFadden, Fletcher.