With the November international break now in full flow, when the usual batch of call-ups were made for the home nations, plenty of Sheffield United fans were questioning why John Fleck was again absent from the Scotland squad.
The 27-year-old Glaswegian has proven to be a fan favourite since his free agent arrival from Coventry City back in the summer of 2016 and he has a total of 110 appearances under his belt at the club, returning seven goals and playing his part in numerous others.
⚔️???????????????????????????? | John Fleck has received his first call up to the Scottish National Squad.
The Blades’ midfielder will join up with his @ScottishFA teammates ahead of their UEFA Nations league game against Israel on Tuesday.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) November 16, 2018
Having been selected a few times for Scotland’s underage setups, he’s yet to earn a senior cap but he does now have a chance of achieving that.
Earlier today, following a glut of injuries and withdrawals it seems from Alex McLeish’s side, Fleck has finally been drafted into the group for his maiden involvement.
Scotland face Albania at the weekend, before playing Israel next Tuesday but he joins them in time for the Israel game only.
About bloody time only 12 months late
— Lee Allen (@SufcLee) November 16, 2018
About time ????
— ⚔????⚪️⚫️ (@luko76ers) November 16, 2018
— ⚔️LIAM⚔️ (@liamwwood) November 16, 2018
About time ????????⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
— Stephen Brownell (@steveblade101) November 16, 2018
United now have six players on duty for their respective countries with previous call-ups for Ben Woodburn and Kieron Freeman (Wales), Enda Stevens and John Egan (Republic of Ireland), and Dean Henderson (England Under 21).