Steve Clarke prepared to take gamble on Ryan Fraser’s fitness for Euro 2020

Steve Clarke will belief his personal judgement on Ryan Fraser’s Euro 2020 prospects regardless of the issues of Newcastle boss Steve Bruce.

he Magpies winger has not kicked a ball in anger since a Scotland World Cup qualifying double-header in March due to a groin damage.

Asked about Fraser’s health on Tuesday, United head coach Bruce mentioned: “Whether he’s going to be picked within the Scotland squad, I might suppose that may be of venture too since he’s missed the final six, seven weeks taking part in no actual soccer or coaching.”

Fraser, who scored within the 1-1 draw with Israel and the 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands, was named in Clarke’s 26-man squad for the delayed European Championship and the Scotland boss mentioned: “Ryan is ok. He is progressing nicely.

“He did nicely for me within the final camp, the March camp was good.

“He is happy to be a part of the squad and is trying ahead to the event.

“So I do know what Steve is saying.

“But if it’s a gamble and Steve thinks it’s of venture, then it’s of venture I’m prepared to take.”

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