Scotland striker Kenny Miller has welcomed Steven Fletcher back to Scotland squad
Scotland striker Kenny Miller has welcomed the news that Steven Fletcher has returned to the international set-up.
Last Updated: 10/10/12 11:11am
Fletcher has returned to the fold after smoothing over his rift with manager Craig Levein, and is likely to feature in upcoming fixtures against Wales and Belgium.
The Sunderland striker has not played for his country since 2010 after he texted Levein to say he did not wish to feature in a game against Northern Ireland. Levein advised that he would not again consider Fletcher for selection whilst he remained Scotland manager.
Miller, now playing in the MLS for the Vancouver Whitecaps, is glad to have Fletcher back, even though he accepts it puts his own starting place under threat.
"Steven coming back into the squad affects me, of course it does," Miller told the Scottish Sun.
"It affects me in the sense there is now a young player - who plays at a high level, scoring goals regularly - who is part of our squad. It's competition, simple as that.
"But I'm absolutely thrilled the situation has been sorted, we all are. I said before the last qualifiers, the situation had to be resolved.
"As a group, we will gladly have him play."
Miller, 32, will be hoping to add to his 62 international caps in the forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches and help Scotland gain their first victory in Group A.