Even as Darren Fletcher recovers from serious illness, Craig Levein continues to deploy him.
The Scotland manager considers him such an influential figure that his presence alone can be significant. There could be an element of compassion in maintaining Fletcher's close involvement with the national team after he was nine months ago diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, but Levein is not acting out of sympathy. He wants the Scotland captain to still set the standards for his squad.
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