Kenny Miller backs Scotland boss Craig Levein ahead of qualifier in Belgium

Last Updated: 15/10/12 5:59pm

Kenny Miller: Says Scotland's players have let down Craig Levein after taking just two points from three World Cup qualifiers

Kenny Miller has called on his Scotland team-mates to shape up after admitting they have let down their manager, Craig Levein.

Levein's job is under threat after an agonising defeat in Wales that all-but scuppered hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Only victory over Group A favourites Belgium in Brussels on Tuesday will keep Scotland on the road to Rio but, despite calls for Levein to step down, veteran striker Miller believes he has been short-changed.

"We're 100 per cent behind him," Miller told the Daily Record. "The buck stops with him but we fully support him.

"In these first three games we've let ourselves down and we've let the manager down. We totally believe he's the right man for the job. We believe in what he's trying to do."

Kenny Miller

"We love working with him, we like the set-up but we can only justify that by getting results on the park.

"In the first three games we let ourselves down and and the manager. We totally believe he's the right man for the job. We believe in what he's trying to do.

"We have seven games left and we can still win them but we'll have to play a lot better than we have if we're going to do that. Going to Belgium is a tough game. There's no point dressing it up - we have to win."

Miller lost his starting place in Cardiff to Steven Fletcher but admits seeing the prospect of playing for his country at a major tournament slip away hurts more.

"This is my last chance probably and it's disappearing fast," the 32-year-old added.

"There's a generation of players now who are looking at the prospect of never playing for Scotland at a major finals."