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Scotland boss praises Derby's Pearson

Scotland boss Alex McLeish was delighted with the form of Derby winger Stephen Pearson in this week's win in France.

Pearson was another unlikely hero after he came on for the injured Darren Fletcher.

Scotland's vice-captain ended the night on crutches after an awkward challenge from Patrick Vieira. And he also picked up a booking which rules him out of next month's crucial qualifying clash at home to Ukraine.

But Derby star Pearson ran his heart out. McLeish said: "I did not want to lose Darren so early because he is an important part of the team, but it was good to see Stephen come on and do so well."

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