Liechtenstein's Peter Jehle hopes for Kenny Miller absence

Liechtenstein v Scotland

Venue:
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Date:
Saturday 8 October
Kick-off:
1830 BST
Coverage:
Live on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, BBC Sport website (UK users only)
Peter Jehle (right) against Spain
Jehle (right) lost six goals against Spain in Liechtenstein's last game

Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle is hoping that Kenny Miller will fail in his battle for fitness ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland.

Miller scored the equaliser in the Scots' 2-1 win over Jehle's side at Hampden Park last September.

"It would not be so bad if he had a Saturday off," Jehle told BBC Scotland. "He is a very dangerous striker.

"He had one chance at Hampden and he scored. So, if he is there, he will be a danger, that's clear."

Liechtenstein are still smarting from the late winner by Stephen McManus that denied them a surprise draw at Hampden in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

"Of course we'll take some extra motivation out of that because it was a really horrible moment for us," admitted Vaduz goalkeeper Jehle.

"And we are all looking forward to Saturday night to try again to be really tough.

"Of course it will be difficult against a highly motivated Scottish team who are still fighting for the second place in the group.

"We have some injuries in our team and experienced players that cannot play.

"But we will try our best to be a tough team to beat on Saturday night."

Miller could miss out with a groin injury as the Scots seek the win that will keep alive their hopes of denying the Czech Republic a play-off place behind Group I winners Spain.

However, Jehle realises that Craig Levein's side go into the game with confidence following their win over Lithuania.

The goalkeeper, who expects a 6,500 capacity crowd at Rheinpark Stadion, pointed out that the Scots were unfortunate to concede a late equaliser against the Czechs in their previous game.

"We are aware that the Scottish are better than one year ago when we played them at Hampden Park," he said.

"They showed against the Czech Republic that they are in good shape.

"We will be trying to be strong in the defence and maybe have some success with out counter attacks."

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