Some Scotland fans were left pining for Steven Fletcher after the Tartan Army were thrashed 4-0 in Russia on Thursday.

The Sheffield Wednesday striker has scored 10 goals in 33 games for his country, but was last called up in November 2018.

Fletcher scores for Wednesday. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

Ironically, Fletcher’s international absence has coincided, arguably, with his best Owls form, with 13 of his 30 strikes having arrived since then.

And with Oliver Burke (one) the only striker to have scored for Scotland since then, it is perhaps no surprise to see Fletcher’s name doing the rounds on Twitter.

Fletcher’s Sheffield Wednesday teammate, Liam Palmer, played the full 90 minutes in Moscow – reverting to his natural right-back position, having spent much of 2019 on the opposite side of the Owls’ back four.

But another Wednesday regular, Barry Bannan, was left at home like Fletcher.

The Owls’ other international, Atdhe Nuhiu, started and finished Kosovo’s 1-0 friendly win against Gibraltar and appeared to deflect in the goal that was awarded to Florent Hasani.

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