John Fleck says he can see the similarities between his Sheffield United boss and his Scotland manager following his time away with Steve Clarke’s side.

On the domestic scene, Fleck is a star in Chris Wilder’s Blades side who are punching above their weight in the Premier League. They currently sit in fifth following their promotion from the Championship.

A promising start. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Fleck says the similarities between the managers he works with at Sheffield United and Scotland are pretty clear to him at least.

He told the Daily Record (page, 21//11/19): “The manager’s a winner and he’s very honest, straight down the middle.


“What you see is what you get with him. Whether he’s speaking to the Press or the boys in the changing room, he’s always the same – a bit like Steve Clarke with Scotland.”

Fleck is earning his Scotland keep with Sheffield United

Despite a brilliant few years at Bramall Lane, Fleck has only recently broken into the Scotland plans. He made his debut last month and featured against Kazakhstan in the latest round of matches.

Appeared for Scotland this week. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t have a place in the Scotland squad though as Fleck is thriving at Sheffield United. He’s played ten Premier League games, scoring once.

He’s perhaps a victim of Scotland’s rich midfield talent though. The likes of John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor and Ryan Jack are all thriving at domestic level and it has limited Fleck’s involvement.

Fleck’s enjoying a good spell though and he clearly has admiration for his two bosses at club and international level.

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