West Brom's Darren Fletcher aiming for positive result at Manchester City

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The man who moved from Manchester United is anticipating he'll be singled out at the Etihad Stadium.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Darren Fletcher has said the side will go the Etihad Stadium to win next weekend when they take on reigning champions Manchester City.

Fletcher, who made the switch from Manchester United in the January transfer window, has said his focus is on West Brom and getting a good result for the side and edge them closer to safety.

He's quoted in the Birmingham Mail, saying: “We work hard as a team so we’ll go to City and give it a go. Why not?

“We’ve got a lot of good honest lads who are enjoying playing together.

“You just go with a mentality to win.

“Maybe I’ll be singled out for a bit more criticism without the United lads around me.

“But it’s a fantastic place to go and play against a top class side with great players - that’s where you want to challenge yourself as an individual and as a team.”

Fletcher has been something of a catalyst at the heart of the Baggies midfield ever since his arrival from Old Trafford, having struggled to get into the starting XI under Louis van Gaal, despite being referred to as one of the captains by the United boss.

He's played each of their last six league games, and has worn the captain's armband for most of his time at The Hawthorns.

With the Baggies eight points clear of the drop zone, a lot will make the assessment that they're going to be playing in the Premier League next season, but they won't be taking any chances.

They will be facing a Manchester City side that isn't in the best of form and that has seemingly been dragged into a battle for the Champions League places when it looked as though they would challenge for yet another Premier League crown at the start of the season. 

Fletcher could be in for a rough ride, but will hope to silence them with a good performance.

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