Darren Fletcher looking forward to return

Manchester United midfielder Darren FletcherManchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has admitted that he cannot wait to step out for Scotland again, and that he is fit to feature in both of their World Cup qualifiers over the next five days.

The Red Devils battler has returned to health and fitness after being diagnosed with a bowel condition that threatened his career.

After making a return to action for the Old Trafford outfit, Fletcher is now relishing the opportunity to represent his country once more.

“I feel ready to play both matches. I feel fit, I feel strong and I feel ready for the games. It’s great to be back,” he confessed to reporters, published in The Daily Mail.

“It’s been a while and I’m just desperate for the game to start. Hopefully I’m playing and I can do my part in getting a good result for Scotland.

“I always believed I would be back and fortunately I’m here today.

“It proves that I always had the belief that one day I would be back and helping the lads qualify for a major competition,” he continued.

In-form striker Steven Fletcher has also returned to Craig Levein’s squad to add quality, but the United man feels that a team effort will be needed for the side to beat Wales on Friday.

“If we beat Wales on Friday it won’t just be because me and Steven are named in the team.

“It will need a good team effort. If it can be a boost to the rest of the players that’s great. You look for any small margin you can.

“But knowing the players, they will be ready for this game irrespective of whether me and Steven are in the team.

“We’ll be looking to win the match and whoever is playing will give their all and hopefully we can get a positive result for Scotland,” he concluded.