Steven Fletcher is not at Scotland’s squad for the opening Euro 20 20 qualifiers at Kazakhstan and San Marino because he is”managing an accident”, ” says assistant coach James McFadden.
Striker Fletcher, 31, had begun Scotland’s last two games.
“He’s got ongoing conditions he and the team believe need to be medicated,” McFadden told the BBC’s Sportscene.
“He’s managing an accident and the plastic pitch in Kazakhstan wouldn’t have helped. He’s not long back from being out for eight weeks after operations on his ankle and his knee.”
Observing a 13-month absence from international obligation, Fletcher returned November’s 4-0 win in Albania, scoring a penalty. He even also won his 32nd cap against Israel a day or two after.
Together with Steven Naismith out injured along with Leigh Griffiths taking an lengthy break from soccer, forwards Oliver Burke and Marc McNulty happen to be known up by Scotland manager Alex McLeish.