UK time is: 00:37:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Levein ends Fletcher's Scotland exile

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is back in Craig Levein's Scotland squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Wales.

Fletcher, 25, has been out of the international picture since making himself unavailable for a friendly against Northern Ireland last February.

Obstinate and under-fire, Scotland boss Levein has opted to end his long-running feud with the Black Cats' forward and allow him to return to the international fold.

Scotland have been dire of late, drawing with both Macedonia and Serbia in World Cup 2014 qualifying so far.

With Fletcher bagging five goals in his first five games for the Black Cats, the decision was a 'no-brainer' according to the former Leicester City boss:

'It's a big plus for me and the rest of the team for him to be involved,' Levein told BBC Sport

'I got a phone call through a third party during the week and that was an indication from that person that Steven was desperate to come back and play.

'Things progressed between myself, this third party, his agent and the boy himself.

'I got a text saying he was willing to have a chat about it so I called him last night and, as he said to that person, he was desperate to come back and play.'






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 2 2012

Time: 12:32PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Black Cats Sign Argentine Winger (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Joins Sunderland After Medical (Monday September 1 2014)

Borini Off To QPR? (Monday September 1 2014)

Roberge Heads For France On Loan. (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Now a Black Cat Target. (Monday September 1 2014)

After Alvarez, Defenders a Priority. (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Poyet Not Too Upset Over Defeat (Sunday August 31 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Barry Green 5
2. Wattsy44 3
3. treader 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2

Breaking League News

Doyle Beats The Clock, Murray Out On Loan
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 23:58:00
Mbiwa Allowed To Go Despite Shortage
Newcastle : 01/09/2014 23:35:00
Two Further Loans Confirmed
Southampton : 01/09/2014 23:27:00
Huws Joins Wigan - Valencia Confirm Negredo
Man City : 01/09/2014 23:15:00
Kranjcar Returns To QPR
Q.P.R. : 01/09/2014 23:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v QPR
Suggested By:  
Mannone 2%
Vergini 0%
Brown 0%
O'Shea 16%
Van Aanholt 0%
Rodwell 16%
Larsson 0%
Cattermole 66%
Johnson 0%
Wickham 0%
Fletcher 0%
Altidore 82 0%
Giaccherini 69 0%
Buckley 69 0%