Miller in quit threat
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kenny miller has delivered a stern message to boss Gordon Strachan - "Play me or I'm off."
Kenny Miller has delivered a stern message to boss Gordon Strachan - "Play me or I'm off."
The Celtic forward had to settle for a substitute appearance in the UEFA Champions League loss to Milan after failing to figure prominently in the club's goals tally.
The former Wolves frontman is growing increasingly frustrated with his repeated position on the bench and has admitted his concern over the effect it may have on his international career.
Expressing his frustration with his current situation, Miller told the Daily Record: "I am like a bear with a sore head if I am not playing.
"You are not going to be happy not getting a game, the manager wouldn't expect you to be happy and I am probably one of the worst.
"I went six or seven games when I didn't play at all and that was a concern, especially when I'm trying to hold down a place with the national team.
"There are a lot of lads doing really well in my position so it was a worry for me.
"If the manager was to tell me I wasn't in his plans I'm not going to sit here on the bench or in the stand.
"If things don't develop then I will have to look at my situation, especially as an international player."
Speaking of Strachan's decision to leave him on the bench in Wednesday's loss to Milan, Miller added: "I was bitterly disappointed to be left out.
"I didn't play as big a role as I would have liked. Part of the reason you come to a club like Celtic is to play in games like that."
Celtic will face Rangers in the Old Firm clash at Parkhead on Sunday, and Miller hopes he will be given the chance to prove himself with a starting place, adding: "Hopefully I can get back in against Rangers."