Hooker Callum Phillips missed the Ladbrokes Four Nations opener with Australia after being ruled out with concussion, having received a blow to the head in the dying minutes of Scotland’s warm up win at Barrow the week before, a game in which he was considered Scotland’s man of the match.
The 24 year-old Cumbrian returns to make his fifth international appearance, replacing try-scoring debutant Brierley as an option in the pivots.
“Callum has been really good in camp,” coach Steve McCormack said.
“He didn’t play last week due to a head injury but he will get his chance this time around and we have a fully fit squad so we might make a few changes.
“He has taken everything in his stride. He is a lad who I know really well anyway, he has never let us down when he has played plus he is a tough player.
“Ryan Brierley scored a great try against Australia and he will get even better every time he plays.
“He showed bits last week of what he could do and I think he is a great player for the future.”
“Broughie is Broughie,” McCormack said.
“He is buzzing around camp and everyone knows what he is like! I thought he showed some really good touches on Friday night that he is up for a big tournament.
“His kicking game is superb but we need to make sure we hold the ball more.
“Playing for England might have been an ambition of his a couple of years ago but he is totally committed to us.
“It is important that Broughie leads us well because he is a world-class talent.
Scotland squad v England:
Alphabetical players with age/caps: Danny Addy (Bradford Bulls, 25/12), Euan Aitkin (St George Illawarra Dragons, 21/1), Sam Brooks (Widnes Vikings, 23/2), Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants, 33/21), Tyler Cassel (Wests Tigers, 21/0), Lachlan Coote (North Queensland Cowboys, 26/1), Luke Douglas (Gold Coast Titans, 30/6), Dale Ferguson (Bradford Bulls, 28/12), Ben Hellewell (London Broncos, 24/13), Liam Hood (Leigh Centurions, 24/5), Ben Kavanagh (Bradford Bulls, 28/12), Kane Linnett (North Queensland Cowboys, 27/5), Frankie Mariano (Castleford Tigers, 29/0), Brett Phillips (Workington Town, 28/8), Callum Phillips (Workington Town, 24/4), Matthew Russell (Warrington Wolves, 23/6), Dave Scott (Batley Bulldogs, 23/13), Lewis Tierney (Wigan Warriors, 22/1), Adam Walker (Hull KR, 25/12).