Wrexham striker Steven Fletcher has spoken out about his surprise move to the Red Dragons following his first appearances for the League Two club.
The 36-year-old joined Wrexham on a free transfer last week, after a season in the Scottish Premiership with relegated Dundee United. Now on the wrong side of 30, Fletcher has joined a Wrexham attack with Pull Mullin returning from injury as they try to recover from a shaky start to life in the EFL.
Who Is Steven Fletcher?
A veteran of the game, Fletcher started his career with Hibernian in their youth setup. Making his debut at 17, the Scotsman went on to make 161 appearances for Hibs, where he scored 43 goals in the process.
Making the trip down to England for the next step in his career, Fletcher had spells in the Premier League with Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sunderland. Moving to France with Marseille for one season, where he played Europe League football, the striker returned for six more seasons in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke before his move back to Scotland.
Fuel Still In The Tank?
With a playing career that spans across 19 years, Fletcher’s game time has slightly reduced over the years. Saying that, following four straight seasons of at least 30 appearances, the striker has remained in good health and has shown he is fit to produce on the pitch.
Appearing late off the bench in Wrexham’s latest victory against Doncaster Rovers, signs point towards Fletcher being a regular contributor for the promotion pushers.
What’s Been Said:
Speaking after his debut for Wrexham, Fletcher talked about his excitement around joining and the amount of work he is willing to put in. With quotes from The Leader.
“I had a few offers but at this stage of my career, I wasn’t getting that buzz that I wanted to go and play somewhere.
“Wrexham came calling and I got that buzz straight away. I was like ‘I want to be part of that’. As soon as I got the phone call, I was down.
“I will give 100 per cent every time I step over that white line and I am just looking forward to the next game now.
“It is down to me to work hard in training to show the manager that I credit a start.
“We have got a great group of boys and we will take each game as it comes because it is a long season but I am looking forward to it.”
Fletcher certainly is a big signing for the Red Dragons and going by his history, he should be able to play a part in helping Wrexham reach their goal of promotion. Scoring 10 goals in all competitions for Dundee United last season, Fletcher has been a reliable contributor over the years and with a knack for scoring plenty of goals. While a starting place may not be guaranteed, it’s certainly possible he earns it and provides to be another threatening option for Phil Parkinson’s side.