Fletcher recovery boosts Scotland

Darren Fletcher is set to make a shock appearance for Scotland in Saturday's Euro 2012 Group I qualifier against Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

Craig Levein had ruled his skipper out with tonsilitis and the Manchester United player did not travel with the squad to their Switzerland base.

But the Scotland boss, speaking at the Scots' hotel in St Gallen, said: "Darren will arrive today and I have not 100 per cent ruled him out of tomorrow. He feels better. I have to wait to see him and assess him. If the medical team gives him the thumbs up he will play, if not he is 100 per cent certain to be involved on Tuesday (against Spain)."

Levein remains hopeful that Kenny Miller will also declare himself ready for the game but the Scotland manager insists he will not risk the Cardiff striker, who is battling with a groin injury.

"Kenny is doing a little bit of training this morning and will hopefully get through that and train with the rest of the boys later," said Levein.

"But I won't take any silly risks. If he is fit he is fit, if he is not then he will not play. I am relaxed about it. I have spoken to Malky Mackay (Cardiff manager) about it and we are both on the same page and I have said to him as well that I am not in the business of risking players who have injuries.

"It doesn't do me, Kenny or the club any good. But I am hopeful with Kenny because there has been a big improvement this week. I just want to be sure.

"Kenny is an important player for us and he knows he is an important player and I would like to have him available but we will see what the outcome is today."