Steven Kenneth Fletcher is an English born Scottish footballer, who currently plays as a strikerfor Premier League club Sunderland. Fletcher began his club career with Hibernian, playing in 156 Scottish Premier League games and scoring 43 goals.English club Burnley paid a club record transfer fee of £3 million to sign Fletcher in June 2009. He was their top goalscorer in the 2009–10 season with eight league goals, but the club were relegated from the Premier League. On 26 June 2009, Burnley offered £2.75 million for Fletcher. A few days later, Hibs accepted an offer of £3 million plus incentives based on appearances for Burnley. Fletcher completed the move when he agreed a four-year contract with the Lancashire club, who paid a club record transfer fee to obtain his services. Fletcher was transferred soon afterwards to Wolves, who also paid a club record fee, of £6.5 million, for his services. He scored 24 goals in 68 appearances for Wolves, but the club were relegated from the Premier League in 2012. Fletcher was then transferred to Sunderland for £14 million. Being a Scottish national, Fletcher played for the Scotland under-19 team that finished runners up to Spain in the 2006 European Championship. He has since represented Scotland ten times at full international level, scoring one goal.
Hull-Sunderland preview: Can Borini and Fletcher continue to fire in the premier league?
Hull – Sunderland Date: Saturday 2nd November Venue: The KC Stadium K.O: 15.00 After last week’s dramatic derby victory over Newcastle, Sunderland look to continue their season’s recovery away at Hull. The Tigers are themselves coasting along in the Premier League and their manager, Steve Bruce, will come up against one of his former sides [...]The post Fletcher And Borini Need To Continue Firing To Keep Up Poyet’s Sunderland Revival appeared first on Squawka News.
Sunderland Keiren Westwood (-14) Looked very comfortable in goal as Newcastle’s forwards failed to test him regularly, with only two saves to make. Phil Bardsley (9) Snapped away at Newcastle’s attackers, completing all six of his tackles and winning four of six headed duels. Andrea Dossena (-31) A poor debut from the former Liverpool man, [...]The post Sunderland vs Newcastle United: Player Ratings, Stats & More appeared first on Squawka News.
Sunderland’s failure to feed Fletcher costs them dearly against Swansea
Sunderland stuttered to their seventh defeat of the season as they were demolished 4-0 by Swansea. The defeat meant that they are still the only the only Premier League side without a victory this season, a fact that new manager, Gus Poyet was unable to change on his managerial debut in the top-tier of English [...]The post Sunderland’s Failure To Feed Fletcher Costs Them Dearly Against Swansea appeared first on Squawka News.
Sunderland given huge boost as Steven Fletcher could return against Swansea
New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is likely to be boosted by the return to fitness of striker Steven Fletcher ahead of his first game in charge this weekend. The Black Cats take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, and Poyet told the Sunderland Echo of his admiration for his opponents’ achievements, and [...]The post Sunderland Given Huge Boost As Steven Fletcher Could Return Against Swansea appeared first on Squawka News.
With just 4 points separating 18th placed Aston Villa and 12th placed Southampton, it seems like a perfect time to have a look at who will be relegated by analysing the runners and riders. I feel like Reading are definitely going to get relegated and baring a miracle, QPR should join them. So let’s see [...]