Liverpool legend Lawro: Sunderland striker Fletcher Scotland's last chance

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson feels Scotland’s last chance of World Cup qualifying is Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher ending his international retirement.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson feels Scotland’s last chance of World Cup qualifying is Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher ending his international retirement.

Lawro wrote in the Mirror: "I get it if you are 30, 31 and you are thinking to yourself: ‘If I don’t play international football I can get two or three extra years out of my career at club level.’

"But not at his age, 24. At international level he is unproven and I don’t know why he does not want to test himself at the highest level.

"This is so easily sorted out. He can ring Craig Levein or get a message to him asking if there is any chance of a chat.

"If he does that, Craig is not going to turn him away is he? Not on the back of a goalless draw at home against Serbia and with the Scottish public getting restless.

"Have another conversation. Give Craig the chance to ask: ‘What is your problem?’, ‘Why don’t you want to play?’

"If it is so deep seated that Steven isn’t interested then fine. But I can’t believe that he couldn’t be persuaded."

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