Liam Palmer says he is constantly trying to convince Steven Fletcher to return to playing for Scotland.

Fletcher hasn’t appeared for his country this year as he focuses on his fitness at club level. It has left Steve Clarke searching far and wide for options elsewhere.

Focusing on fitness. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Whilst Palmer has been giving the striker constant reminders about an international return, he admits he’s in the dark as to whether it’ll actually happen.

He told the Daily Record (page 70, 15/11/19): “I’ve given him a few digs. I said that the last time about coming back.

“But that’s down to him and his sort of decision-making process, nothing I’m going to say is going to change his mind. He knows all the boys here despite being away.

Palmer hopes Fletcher returns to the Scotland team. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“He is always asking, ‘How is so and so doing’. Would he come back? It’s hard to say, he loves football, he loves playing.”

Scotland could be doing with Fletcher

Fletcher was a marmite figure during his consistent run of appearances for the national team. Since he’s dropped out of proceedings though, fans have started to realise how good he is.

The likes of Oliver McBurnie and Steven Naismith can’t bring what the Owls forward brings to the table. He is an aerial presence who is comfortable with his back to goal, plus he has a handy finishing touch.

A deadly finisher when on song. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

This season he has scored five goals in 15 Championship games and he has ten in 33 Scotland apperances.

His last cap though came in November last year and Clarke will no doubt be hoping their is a change over Fletcher’s Scotland involvement.

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