West Brom star Darren Fletcher ready to 'battle' Germany for Euro 2016 qualification

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The Scotland captain certainly seems up for the fight against the World Cup winners.

The international break is approaching and while England fans get excited about seeing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in action Scotland fans are hoping their nation can get one over on Northern Ireland and Gibraltar to continue their recent good form.

The Scots are in a tough qualifying group for the European Championships next summer. They have Poland, Republic of Ireland and world champions Germany to also contend with but they are confident of making it to France 2016.

They currently sit in third place, behind Germany and Poland but one man not phased bynthe difficulty of the group is West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher.

He told the Daily Record that he was relishing the chance to beat World Cup winners Germany to the top spot in Group D:

"We are right in the mix so we need to keep going and we are in a position now where we have given ourselves a great chance.

"But we have to keep raising our performance levels and getting the results that we need to qualify.

"We are just looking to qualify. Winning the group might be a bit optimistic.

"If we get the points to win the group fantastic.

"But I think that Germany realise they are in a battle as well from the rest of the group as there is a lot of quality in it and for us it is all about qualifying - hopefully in the first two automatically.”

Fletcher is no stranger to big occasions with former club Manchester United and the recently signed West Brom man is likely to thrive on international duty now he has left Old Trafford.

After being named vice-captain at United in the summer he soon became dispensable, with Tony Pulis swooping to bring him to The Hawthorns to aid West Brom’s now seemingly dissipated relegation battle.

After this success, the Scotland captain is now hoping to make his country proud this month.

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