Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes Steven Fletcher will take his Scotland frustration out on Newcastle United today.

Mignolet was on the Belgium bench on Tuesday as ­Fletcher's side lost 2-0, to leave their hopes of going to Brazil dangling by a thread after just four qualifiers.

But the Black Cats stopper expects his team-mate to bounce back after scoring five goals in his first six games for the club.

Mignolet said: "Steven was disappointed and shot off really quickly, while we were celebrating the win.

"I spoke to him when I got back and he said we ­deserved to win. It wasn't easy for him as a lone striker for Scotland against four or five defenders.

"Hopefully, he'll take his frustrations out on Newcastle, but I was worried at one stage when he went down injured.

"But it's not only up to Steven - the whole team have to get goals. We can't put too much pressure on him."