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Monday 18 December 2017

More to Scots than Fletcher says Rosicky

Tomas Rosicky insists the Czech Republic would be foolish to assume stopping Darren Fletcher will mean stopping Scotland in tonight's friendly at Hampden.

Rosicky and Fletcher will take their Arsenal-Manchester United rivalry on to the international stage this evening, with whoever comes out on top likely to have an influence on the overall result.

But Gunners midfielder Rosicky is wary of more than just his fellow captain.

"Definitely, Fletcher is a quality player, no doubt about that," Rosicky said. "I don't want to speak about one player.

"I like (James) McFadden as well; I think he's a good player."

Rosicky will skipper the Czechs in the absence of injured Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

"I expect a very quick game because both teams are at the start of a new era," he added.

Like Scotland, the Czechs failed to qualify for the World Cup and changed manager towards the end of last year.

And like opposite number Craig Levein, visiting manager Michal Bilek has been charged with leading his country to the next European Championships.

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