Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher admits frustration over performances

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher has admitted he is becoming frustrated at the lack of chances that his teammates are providing him this season.

Steven Fletcher admits that he is frustrated with the lack of service he has received this season whilst playing up-front for Sunderland. 

The striker, who has just two goals to his name over the season so far, feels that his teammates need to start providing him with more chances.

Fletcher has often been an isolated figure in attacking for the Black Cats and, as a poacher, he admits that is hasn't been an ideal tactic for his favoured style of play. 

“When you’re not getting chances, you’re going to be frustrated," he said to the Chronicle

“I think most strikers will say if you’re up top on your own and you don’t get a touch for two or three minutes, it feels like a lifetime."

“You drop back just to get a touch and keep your hand in play."

“But we’ve had hard games, defending a lot and trying to catch them on the break."

Fletcher's two goals this season both came in the same game - as Sunderland came out 3-1 winners against Stoke City.

That remains the Black Cats only win of the season so far and it is a concerning start from a side who only narrowly avoided the drop last time around.

Gus Poyet's men required a miraculous recovery in the latter stages of last season to lift themselves out of the bottom three and it seems they may need a similar turnaround this time around unless they improve soon.

The side's performances so far have been riddled with errors and a lot of their defeats have been self-inflicted.

They take on Crystal Palace this weekend knowing that anything other three points will pile the pressure on them even more.

The Wearsiders have now conceded 10 goals without hitting one of their own in their last two games and Fletcher will be determined to increase his team's goalscoring threat on Saturday, providing he is given the opportunity to do so by his teammates. 

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