Steven Fletcher

Fletcher in Scotland squad

by Stuart Vose

Striker named for World Cup double-header.

Steven Fletcher is Sunderland’s sole representative in the Scotland squad for two forthcoming World Cup 2014 qualifiers.

The striker has been named in a 28-man group by coach Gordon Strachan, whose side host Wales at Hampden Park on Friday 22nd March (KO 8pm).

Scotland then travel to Novi Sad to face Serbia the following Tuesday (March 26, KO 8.30pm local).

Stratchan’s side are bottom of Group A in the race to reach the tournament, to be held in Brazil.

They have drawn two and lost two of their four games so far and are eight points off joint leaders Belgium and Croatia.