Kenny Miller will remain as Scotland’s first choice striker for the World Cup qualifying campaign, despite the performance of Jordan Rhodes against Australia.
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Miller was excused from the Easter Road friendly, allowing 22-year-old Rhodes to stake a claim for his place.
The Huddersfield Town man gave a fine account of himself, netting his side’s equaliser with a header from Danny Fox’s cross.
National boss Craig Levein, however, says he will stick with his tried-and-tested front man for the forthcoming games with Serbia and Macedonia.
"I would say just now that Kenny is the number one striker at this minute in time," Levein said after the friendly match.
"He has proven over a period of time that he can score goals on big occasions.
"We don't have a great amount of strikers available so it was an ideal opportunity to see Jordan.
"After one game, he will still have to be a little bit patient."
Levein though had praise for Rhodes, who cancelled out Mark Bresciano’s opener to net his first goal at senior level.
"You don't like to put any pressure on a young guy making his starting debut in international football," he said.
"But he kind of put the pressure on himself with his record of scoring goals. He handled it extremely well."
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