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KENNY MILLER insists Scotland have the firepower to make their first World Cup in 16 years - even without striker Steven Fletcher.

Scotland boss Craig Levein has appeared to rule out a return for the Wolves striker.

Fletcher has not featured in Levein's plans since texting the Scottish FA to say he did not want to be considered for a match against Northern Ireland in February 2011.

But before Scotland's clash with the USA in Florida early today, Cardiff hitman Miller (right) insisted Levein had an abundance of attacking options.

Miller said: "Fletch is a fantastic player and he is somebody we would love to see here. But if he has made the decision where he feels he doesn't really want to be involved then we've got to respect that and get on with it.

"I think we've got more than enough in those areas."

Stand-in skipper Miller - keen to spend 2014 in Brazil - added: "We've got myself and Craig Mackail-Smith, who has played the role in recent internationals. We've got David Goodwillie and young Johnny Russell, who has had a fantastic season at Dundee United.

"Jamie Mackie can play the role as well and Steven Naismith when he's back.

"We've got more than enough firepower to get us to the World Cup."

SCOTLAND: McGregor, Bardsley, Caldwell, Webster, Mulgrew, Brown, McArthur, Bannan, Phillips, Miller, Maloney.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The People (London, England)
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Date:May 27, 2012
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