• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Fletcher enters the Scotland pantheon

DARREN FLETCHER'S belated return to the Scotland set-up proved to be a landmark occasion, as the Manchester United midfielder secured a place among the nation's top-10 most capped players.

The 30-year-old came on against Poland on Wednesday evening as a half-time substitute, replacing James Morrison in the 1-0 win in Warsaw. It was Fletcher's first appearance for the national side since captaining Scotland against Luxembourg in November 2012 and earned him his 62nd cap.

That puts Fletcher, who has battled back from a chronic bowel illness, level with Celtic great Danny McGrain in the list of all-time outings for Scotland.

If he remains fit, Fletcher could surpass the likes of Willie Miller (65), Christian Dailly (67), David Weir and Kenny Miller (both 69) during the next qualification campaign.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.