The Austrian midfielder has been relegated to the substitutes' bench in recent weeks as boss Roy Hodgson searches for a winning formula. His place in the team has gone to Graham Dorrans, who impressed in a 2-2 draw away to Sunderland on Saturday. However, Appleton does not expect Scharner to accept his fate lightly and believes the 31-year-old will continue to show his fighting spirit. "I have definitely seen a positive reaction," Appleton told the Express and Star. "Paul is what he is, he's a character and he's got a lot to say for himself at times but not in a bad way. "He thinks about his football and cares about his football and you only have to look at him physically to know that he looks after himself. "I expect him to carry on with the reaction he has given straight away."