Committed Vancouver Whitecaps striker Miller not thinking of quitting Scotland

Kenny Miller says he has not entertained the thought of ending his time with the Scotland national team.

Kenny Miller says he has not entertained the thought of ending his time with the Scotland national team.

The 32-year old Vancouver Whitecaps striker was dumped by former boss Craig Levein after Sunderland ace Steven Fletcher again decided to represent his country.

Miller has made the trip from British Columbia to link up with the Scotland team for Wednesday’s friendly with Luxembourg and admits his omission from captain to the subs bench hurt.

He revealed he held talks with Levein about his situation but at no time has he seriously considered throwing on the towel as he gets ready for another cap for the country he loves so much.

“It was disappointing because I was the one who suffered and didn’t play. Generally, we always said as players that we need our best and I think of the Barry Ferguson situation,” he said regarding former captain Ferguson who was told in 2009 he would never play for Scotland again.

“Fletch is undoubtedly one of our best, especially when you are playing at the level he is and doing well, we need them.

“Same back then. We needed Fergie as he was a big, big player for us. But we need them to be committed to the cause and, if you are not playing, be there for the lads who are.

“It was right Fletch came back.

“Maybe not straight into the starting line-up, but back into the fold. Whether it means coming straight back in, I don’t know.

“Some people might look at it being wrong, some people might say it was right.”

 
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