Guard stands tall

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and the out­stand­ing James For­rest, into the game played a huge part in this win.

Fletcher will never get you a bar­rowload of goals; how­ever, if you want the team to have a fo­cal point up front, an in­tel­li­gent cen­tre­for­ward in pos­ses­sion of a lovely touch, who is great in the air and dif­fi­cult to play against, then this is your man.

Cer­tainly, he’s the best Scot­land have who can play that po­si­tion in a cer­tain way.

Maybe Fraser and For­rest would have had good games any­way, they both are en­joy­ing their best sea­sons, but they were al­lowed to get into bet­ter ar­eas be­cause Fletcher took one, some­times two de­fend­ers with him.

He de­served to score from the penalty. His work rate in the first half was bril­liant and he will start against Is­rael.

OK, it was only Al­ba­nia. But we are “only” Scot­land and 4-0 wins on the road, even against 10 men, are hardly easy to get.

And all of a sud­den again.

Is­rael are a real step up, we know that, but that Scot­land team in Al­ba­nia had a good look about them.

With Cal­lum McGre­gor sit­ting that bit deeper, it al­lowed Fraser, Christie and For­rest to con­cen­trate on get­ting for­ward, putting in crosses and last night they had some­one to aim at.

“We came here with a lot of ques­tions to an­swer and we did well,” said Fraser.

Let’s now go and make it two in a row. What is that feel­ing? Op­ti­mism! life is fine

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