Scotland track Town star

SCOTLAND are targeting Ipswich Town midfield man Tommy Miller.Archie Gemmill, the former Scotlandinternational midfielder, who now scouts for the Berti Vogts regime north of the border, was at Portman Road for last night's Carling Cup victory over Kidderminster.

By Dave Allard

SCOTLAND are targeting Ipswich Town midfield man Tommy Miller.

Archie Gemmill, the former Scotland

international midfielder, who now scouts for the Berti Vogts regime north of the border, was at Portman Road for last night's Carling Cup victory over Kidderminster.

Miller's grandmother comes from Scotland and he could possibly be on the verge of an international call-up.

Willie Donachie, the ex-Scotland

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international defender who is number two to Joe Royle at Ipswich, tipped off Gemmill about Miller's potential.

Miller had a very good game in the Town midfield as Royle's side beat Kidderminster 1-0 in extra-time to progress to the second round of the Carling Cup.

"It could be good for Tommy. We'll have to wait and see," said Royle.

"Willie tipped Scotland off about him and Archie came to have a look. I thought that Tommy had an

outstanding game."

Vogts is due to announce his squad for next week's international against Norway today. Miller may

not necessarily be in that one. But he is certainly in the frame for a call-up at some stage.

The midfield duo of Scot Gemmill, son of Archie, and Paul Lambert, are unavailable for the Norway game.

Miller hit 11 goals last season for Town, three from the penalty spot. He also scored from the spot in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Reading.

Former Hartlepool ace Miller was born in Easington, County Durham.

A goal just into injury time by teenage striker substitute Dean Bowditch gave the Blues victory last night.

Skipper and midfield man Jim Magilton came off with an ankle injury.

Royle reported today that he will be fit to lead the side in Saturday's league game at Crewe.

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