McCulloch backs Miller
Lee McCulloch does not believe Kenny Miller will suffer from being dropped against Czech Republic.
Last Updated: 11/10/10 2:44pm
Scotland international Lee McCulloch does not believe Kenny Miller will suffer from being dropped against Czech Republic.
The in-form Rangers ace was left out of Scotland's starting XI on Friday as head coach Craig Levein opted for a defensive formation.
The move ultimately backfired as Scotland slipped to a 1-0 defeat and now they tackle World Cup winners Spain at Hampden Park on Tuesday evening.
McCulloch does not believe Miller will suffer any lasting damage from his axe and that he will be giving his all if selected up front against the reigning world and European champions.
"Kenny will be all right. He is a big boy," McCulloch told the Evening Times.
"He'll take whatever is thrown his way on the chin and will bounce back and do the business like he has always done.
"He is only a player that's got dropped. It is not as if it is anything more than that.
"He is disappointed, just like every other player that is asked to go on the bench or in the stand is, and there are more players than Kenny Miller that were left out. There were people up in the stand.
"Everybody is saying Kenny is an in-form striker, which he is, but the manager just felt that maybe going down a different route was the way to go."