BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press
Stalwart Darren Fletcher will move into number six in the all-time list of Scotland’s most capped players if he features against Poland tonight.
The West Bromwich Albion midfielder has represented his country on 68 occasions, despite seeing his career interrupted by a brave battle against ulcerative-colitis.
The 31-year-old has not played for Scotland since his cameo in a 1-0 win over Qatar in June but has been a regular in the English Premier League this term, playing nine times for the Baggies.
With James Morrison suspended and Charlie Mulgrew – often deployed by Gordon Strachan in midfield – ruled out through injury, Fletcher could come in to the manager’s thinking for the Hampden crunch.
If selected he will draw level in sixth spot with David Weir and Kenny Miller on 69 caps.
Fletcher remains some way behind all-time record holder Kenny Dalglish, Scotland’s only centurion with 102 appearances in the dark blue.
SCOTLAND’S TOP 10 MOST CAPPED PLAYERS:
Kenny Dalglish 102
Jim Leighton 91
Alex McLeish 77
Paul McStay 76
Tom Boyd 72
David Weir 69
Kenny Miller 69
Darren Fletcher 68
Christian Dailly 67
Willie Miller 65