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Eck: Premiership doesn't suit Chelsea's Shevchenko

Alex McLeish has no doubts of Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko's quality ahead of Scotland's Euro2008 qualifier with Ukraine.

The Scotland manager said: "English football is 100 mph stuff and maybe that doesn't suit a player of Shevchenko's style.

"But there's no doubt about the role he has got with Ukraine. They are still so reliant on him. And he played a key role against Italy.

"He looked very dangerous, and it belied his Chelsea form. He was making good runs, and counter-attacking well.

"Maybe he wasn't getting away from the quicker Italian defenders, but closing down on goal he is still a player to be feared. He is equally as strong on either foot and he is good in the air as well.

"He's a free spirit and a God in their team. He's a player I really admire."

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