Dundee Utd’s Robertson: I look up to Man Utd’s Fletcher

Andrew Robertson says it is easy to be influenced by Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher.

Andrew Robertson says it is easy to be influenced by Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher.

The 19-year old Dundee United defender, who is in the Scotland squad for the first time, has revealed that watching players such as Manchester United’s Fletcher has motivated him to put his best foot forward if he gets the chance to represent his country against Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday.

“I grew up watching guys like Darren turning out for Scotland and Manchester United,” Robertson, who trained with the Scotland squad in in October last year, told the Daily Record.

“They’re all top players and hopefully I can become one of them too, although I know it’ll be a massive learning curve for me, mixing with experienced professionals.

“Fletcher’s a great example as he’s been through everything in the game – including injuries, illness and playing at the top of his form with a big club. I learned a lot training with the guys.

“There was no pressure on me then as I was just making up the numbers – I wasn’t in the squad for the Croatia game.

“There’s more pressure this time but there’s pressure playing week in, week out for United so I’ll deal with it.”

Robertson has made a meteoric rise into the Scotland squad after competing in Scotland’s League Two with Queen’s Park just 12 months ago. He has made 27 top flight appearances for the Tangerines since his move to Tannadice in the summer.

 
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