Kenny Miller believes the Scotland players need to take a share of the responsibility for their Euro 2024 group stage exit - rather than the finger being aimed solely at Steve Clarke. 

The national team were eliminated from the European Championships following a 1-0 defeat against Hungary. Clarke's side began their campaign with a 5-1 thrashing by Germany before an improved showing during a 1-1 draw versus Switzerland. 

Miller watched Scotland play into Hungary's hands throughout that final game, which was dubbed must win if they had any chance of progressing into the knockout stage. 

Clarke, much to the Tartan Army's frustration, gave Scottish Premiership top scorer, Lawrence Shankland, minimal minutes at the tournament and instead opted to start Che Adams.

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Miller, who scored 18 times from 69 appearances leading the line for Scotland, understands why many supporters want Clarke relieved of his managerial duties but was quick to highlight that football isn't a computer game and the men on the pitch do have the ability to take matters into their own hands. 

"I also think a lot gets made, the manager, the coaches, it's their job, they've got to find the game plan and the tactics," Miller told BBC Sportsound.

"See as a player, and an international top player who is playing Premier League football and has won trophies and big things. Sometimes you need to make decisions on the pitch. 

"Like when we are playing Hungary and they are sitting off us. Again, I know wee Billy (Gilmour) well, he was looking for forward passes all the time but he just never had the players or the numbers forward to actually play through.

"If you think of the one where he runs across the pitch and reverses it into Che Adams, that's how much he wants to play forward but there's no bodies there. 

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"Could he maybe just say 'Che, just run in behind because I'm going to put it in there and see Scott and John, get in behind him'. 

"Listen it can come from either (the player on the park or manager). The players have got to make decisions on the pitch. It's not a computer game here. The manager is not standing at the side deciding every pass and every movement, so as players you can take a responsibility.

"Whether it's Callum McGregor or even a centre-back saying, 'by the way, Che, just when I get it make a diagonal run over there for a forward run that we've not done all tournament by the way'."

The argument was then made that Scotland may have approached the three Group A matches differently had Lyndon Dykes been fit. But Miller still expected more from the available forwards. 

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He continued: "I played that role 69 times, I'm not six foot three like Lyndon Dykes but I'll fight every single day and I'm still going to battle. 

"If I put him off and he knocks it down in front of us, John McGinn and Scott McTominay, even your Gilmour's or McGregor's can run on to it. That's also a tactic. We are playing to get up the pitch. 

"Lyndon Dykes by the way doesn't win every header, and he'd be up against a Champions League winning defender in Antonio Rudiger if he was playing in the Germany game. 

"But what you can do is play into spaces to get up the pitch. We never done that against Hungary. We just kept it nice, nice, nice, 75 per cent possession and got no where."