Shaun Maloney has been recalled to the Scotland squad for their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifiers against Macedonia and Iceland.

The 25-year-old, who rejoined Celtic last week after an unhappy spell at Aston Villa, has been rewarded for his display in Saturday's Scottish Premier League victory over Falkirk.

Maloney was left out of the squad for last Wednesday's friendly against Northern Ireland, but started manager George Burley's second game in charge against Croatia in March.

Scotland squad
Craig Gordon (Sunderland), David Marshall (Norwich City), Allan McGregor (Rangers)

Defenders: Graham Alexander (Burnley), Darren Barr (Falkirk), Christophe Berra (Hearts), Gary Caldwell (Celtic), Callum Davidson (Preston North End), Stephen McManus (Celtic), Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City), Gary Naysmith (Sheffield United), David Weir (Rangers).

Midfielders: Scott Brown (Celtic), Kris Commons (Derby County), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United), Paul Hartley (Celtic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Barry Robson (Celtic), Kevin Thomson (Rangers).

Forwards: Kris Boyd (Rangers), David Clarkson (Motherwell), James McFadden (Birmingham City), Shaun Maloney (Celtic), Kenny Miller (Rangers), Garry O'Connor (Birmingham City).