Sheffield United's John Fleck and his Scotland colleagues receive their Euro orders

John Fleck and his Scotland team mates have been urged to go for the jugular when they open their European Championship campaign against the Czech Republic on Monday, as manager Steve Clarke hopes to get points on the board ahead of their final group games with England and Croatia.

By James Shield
Saturday, 12th June 2021, 9:00 am

After recovering from Covid-19, Sheffield United midfielder Fleck is expected to start on the bench during next week’s match at Hampden Park - the Scots’ first in the finals of the tournament since 1996.

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Aware that England and the Croats are likely to pose even tougher tests than the Three Lions and Zlatko Dalic’s side, Clarke said: “Normally, three points in recent tournaments can almost guarantee you a place in the last 16. That would be a great start.”

"This is why we qualified,” Clarke added. “We want to be in these tournaments. You want to be questioned. You want to be under pressure.”

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: John Fleck during a Scotland training session at Rockliffe Park, on June 10, 2021, in Darlington, England. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)