West Brom star James Morrison reveals he helped convince Darren Fletcher to join club

Darren Fletcher

The pair are international team-mates for Scotland.

In January Tony Pulis pulled off a great coup by agreeing a deal to sign Manchester United veteran Darren Fletcher for West Brom. The experienced Scotland international had previously been linked with West Ham but ended up at The Hawthorns on transfer deadline day.

But while Pulis and co get plenty of credit for signing him, one of the Baggies players believes he also played a big role in convincing Fletcher to join the club.

James Morrison told The Herald yesterday: "I had my ways.

"I've known Darren for a long time and I know what he's all about. When I heard there was a chance of him coming, I was on the phone to him, trying to get him here. I want to play with good players and Darren is certainly that."

Morrison and Fletcher are international team-mates, Morrison making his debut in 2008 and Fletcher, the Scotland captain, making his in 2003.

The pair have operated alongside one another in the Scotland midfield on numerous occasions and it appears that bond certainly helped The Baggies get their man.

Since his arrival Fletcher has been outstanding for West Brom. He has featured in three games for the club, two draws and a win, but his leadership skills have proved to be immediately apparent for the club.

West Brom fans will no doubt be hoping, as well as Scotland fans, that Fletcher can continue to play regularly and prove his buddy Morrison right for asking him to make the move to The Midlands.

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