Miller ruled out
Scotland striker Kenny Miller has been ruled out of Scotland's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein on Saturday.
Last Updated: 07/10/11 7:33pm
Scotland striker Kenny Miller has been ruled out of Scotland's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein and will continue to be assessed ahead of the meeting with Spain.
The Cardiff City man's groin injury was assessed by the Scotland medical team after training on Friday, a session which the former Rangers and Celtic player did not complete.
The decision was then taken not to risk him for Saturday's game, although manager Craig Levein is hoping he will be fit for the last Group I fixture against Spain in Alicante on Tuesday evening.
A statement on the Scottish Football Association's official website read: "Kenny Miller will not play against Liechtenstein.
"He will continue to be assessed ahead of Tuesday's match against Spain."
Scotland were boosted earlier on Friday, when captain Darren Fletcher flew out to join the squad.
The Manchester United star was expected to miss Saturday's game after not travelling out with the rest of the party on Thursday due to tonsillitis.
However, he has made a quicker than expected recovery and is now in contention to face the Group I minnows.
"Darren will arrive today and I have not 100 per cent ruled him out of tomorrow," said Scotland boss Levein. "He feels better.
"He will do something on his own today.
"I have to wait to see him and assess him. If the medical team gives him the thumbs up he will play, if not he is 100 per cent certain to be involved on Tuesday (against Spain)."