Miller wants Fergie back

Scotland striker would welcome midfielder's return

Miller: Backing Ferguson

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Kenny Miller has insisted every player in the Scotland squad would be happy for Barry Ferguson to return.

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The Birmingham midfielder was banned from playing for his country after being involved in the 'Boozegate' affair 18 months ago.

He initially rejected new manager Craig Levein's offer to make a comeback, preferring to focus solely on club matters.

But Ferguson hinted earlier this week that he might be willing to make himself available again and striker Miller admits that would be a great boost for the team.

He said: "I'm sure every player in the squad would like to see Barry back. He's a fantastic footballer.

"I watched him on Sunday (playing for Birmingham against Liverpool) and he was fantastic, as he was the whole of last season.

"When he's playing at that level, there is a definite place for him in our team. You miss people like that.

"Barry has an influence on a game where he can calm things down and take the sting out of a game, he's got that in abundance.

"He would be a big, big addition to the squad if Barry feels it's the right time to come back.

"He's good on the park and off the park. He's a winner. He has played at the top level all his days and he knows what it takes to win games.

"If he does come back, he will be a welcome member of the squad."

Gers improvement

Miller's immediate focus is on Rangers' Scottish Premier League game against Dundee United on Saturday.

Walter Smith's side have won their first four domestic games and Miller has been in sensational form, scoring six goals, but he still believes there is room for improvement.

"As a goalscorer, it's been the best start I can remember," he said.

"Getting six goals in the first four games, and one with the national team as well, it's been a pleasing start on that front.

"But I feel the way we have been playing has not been that great so both myself and the team need to pick up.

"The pleasing thing is that we have managed to take maximum points from the first four games when we've not quite been playing as well as we think we should have been.

"But we know if we pick our game up, we will be okay."