Celtic linked Steven Fletcher: Ex-Rangers boss to decide my Sunderland future

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The Scotland international has been linked with a return north of the border in recent weeks.

Celtic-linked Scotland forward Steven Fletcher has admitted that he is relying on former Rangers boss Dick Advocaat to reveal where his future lies, after the Dutchman confirmed his stay at the Stadium of Light for another season.

The powerful attacker scored just 5 goals in 34 matches this season, and is quoted as telling the Chronicle that he is unsure where he will be next season, admitting he is grateful to be injury free for a change.

“I don’t know what is going to happen," said Fletcher.

“It has been a while since I have been able to have a summer without coming back from injury.

“It is good to be playing in internationals.

“It will be up to the manager [Advocaat] to decide whether he wants to keep me or not. We will wait and see.”

Fletcher has had a mixed time at Sunderland, not unlike Bhoys goalkeeper and fellow Scotland international Craig Gordon, suffering plenty of injury problems that have often disrupted the striker whenever he approaches any kind of form.

For that reason, the Black Cats have often sought other alternatives up front from the former Hibs man, and last season signed England striker Jermain Defoe in a big money deal.

Coupled with John Guidetti's departure, it has led the likes of the Herald to claim that 28-year-old Fletcher is on Ronny Deila's radar, especially with there being interest in Celtic's on form striker from last season.

Leeds United have been linked with Leigh Griffiths in recent days by the likes of the Mail, Celtic's top scorer from last season who has already impressed in English football during a short spell at Wolves.

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