Steven Fletcher reveals favourite memory at Sunderland so far

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher believes that his goal against Newcastle United was the highlight of his time at the Stadium of Light to date.

For Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher the prospect of facing Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light brings back good memories. 

Sunderland and Newcastle face each other on Sunday in what looks set to be a fiercely contested North East derby and Fletcher will be hoping for a repeat of the last time the two sides met at the Black Cats' home ground.

During that match the Scotland international netted the opening goal of the game before Fabio Borini tucked in a late winner, and Fletcher says that the goal he scored is his best memory since joining Sunderland. 

"Scoring against Newcastle at the Stadium of Light is definitely the highlight of my Sunderland career so far," he told the Daily Mail. "It was a great moment. I don’t think I’d scored for a while when I did so I was a bit emotional."

Sunderland will be relying on Fletcher to hit the back of the net again at the weekend as he is their major goal threat.

The 27-year-old leads the club's scoring charts with four goals this season, making him the only player in the squad to have scored more than twice. 

It is an alarming record for the goal-shy Black Cats, who know that they need to start showing their attacking qualities or face a relegation fight. 

Sunderland have proven tough to beat over the campaign so far, but they have only collected two wins and this is something that will need to change if they are to pull away from the bottom three.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have been in good form of late and they will be looking to continue climbing the table at their near-neighbour's expense. 

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