Fletcher told to forget Scotland
Sunderland new boy Steven Fletcher has been told to forget about playing for Scotland ever again under boss Craig Levein.
The 26-year-old, who swapped Wolves for the Stadium of Light for a reported £12.5m on Friday, told Levein he did not want to be considered for his nation in February 2011 by text message. The incident followed on from Fletcher being left out of the side for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Spain and the row has now resulted in the striker being exiled. Levein told the BBC: "I decided going into this campaign I wanted guys with me who 100% wanted to play for Scotland. "It had been a year that the door had been open. At the time I made the comparison between Steven Fletcher and Darren Fletcher, one who would do anything he could to play for his country and one who didn't bother lifting the phone." Scotland face Serbia and Macedonia later this month in Glasgow to kick off their qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.