Sunderland striker Fletcher guns for Poland

Scotland's Steven Fletcher (right) challenges Georgia's Solomon Kverkvella on Saturday
Scotland's Steven Fletcher (right) challenges Georgia's Solomon Kverkvella on Saturday
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STEVEN Fletcher heads to Warsaw tomorrow full of belief that Scotland can take something from their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

The Poles are in high spirits after sensationally beating World Cup holders Germany 2-0 on Saturday night, to top Group D after the first two rounds of matches.

Scotland gained their first points of the campaign, beating Georgia 1-0 at Ibrox, when Sunderland striker Fletcher marked his return to international action with a fine, hard-working display.

The Scots are aware that they risk falling six points behind their hosts.

But Scott Brown scored the only goal when the teams met in the same venue in a March friendly and Scotland have also won in places such as Croatia, Norway and Macedonia under Gordon Strachan, as well as giving Germany a fright when Ikechi Anya scored in between a Thomas Muller double in Dortmund last month.

Watford flier Anya could be a key man down the Scots’ left.

Fletcher (pictured) said: “We have got a lot of pace with Kech, hopefully we can capitalise on that on Tuesday.

“If we play like we did against Georgia then I think we have a great chance.

“We have played Poland away from home and it’s going to be tough, but we know what it’s about, we know what the atmosphere will be like.”

Midfielder Shaun Maloney added: “Recently we have been pretty good away from home. The pace of Anya has been huge and obviously the full-backs. It’s huge if you’ve got pace in your side and, at the minute, we’ve got that.”