Scotland hope for Miller
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland midfielder Tommy Miller has reiterated his desire to win a Scotland cap.Sunderland midfielder Tommy Miller has reiterated his desire to break into Walter Smith's Scotland squad this season.
The 26-year-old has made the jump to Premiership football with The Black Cats following his free transfer move from Championship side Ipswich Town.
Currently on the club's four-match tour of North America's Pacific Northwest region, Miller is keen to build on the call-up he received under former Scotland boss Berti Vogts for the friendly against Wales back in February 2004.
Miller missed out on earning his first cap through injury, but the player is determined to use the stage of The Premiership to raise his Tartan Army prospects.
"It is every player's ambition to play at as high a level as they can and I would like to think that playing football in The Premiership will hopefully raise my profile a little bit," Miller told the Daily Record.
"It would be superb to get involved in international football again.
"I had a taste of it when I went up and trained with Scotland for a few days last season, but I suffered an ankle injury and had to come back.
"We will just have to see if it comes along again.
"It's a move out of the comfort zone for me and this is a whole new challenge."
Sunderland start their pre-season campaign in Canada when they face a British Columbia senior all-star side in Victoria on Thursday evening.
The BC all-star side will be comprised of players from the summer-run Pacific Coast Soccer League and the winter-run amateur leagues of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League and Vancouver Island Soccer League.
The last time a top-flight English side played in Victoria was back in May 1970, when Newcastle United faced Victoria Royals.