Steven Fletcher at Sunderland
Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher has told The Sunday Post that this is the happiest he has been since signing for Sunderland.
Steven Fletcher shoots
The Scot has so far scored three goals in 11 games for the Owls, and should be a key player for Carlos Carvalhal's men if they push for promotion to the Premier League.
Ultimately, Fletcher is attempting to rebuild his career after a frustrating spell. After four goals in 16 games for Sunderland last season, Fletcher was farmed out to Marseille in a surprise loan move, where he scored three times in 13 games.
Fletcher's time at Sunderland was up and down; with 23 goals in 108 games, his goal return didn't really justify the £14m spent by the Black Cats to lure Fletcher from Wolves in 2012 (The Mirr0r), but had some spells where he showed he could be a Premier League striker.
Sheffield Wednesday's Steven Fletcher attempts an overhead kick
His free transfer move to Hillsborough is a far cry from a £14m deal, but Fletcher has been telling The Sunday Post how happy he is to be playing for the Championship club.
Fletcher revealed that he's having 'great fun' in the Championship, and claims that it's the happiest he has been, both on and off the pitch, since he signed for Sunderland over four years ago.
Fletcher added that he wants to score as many goals as possible, and knows that team-mates like Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper can both find the net as well.
Sheffield Wednesday's Steven Fletcher (L) in action with Leeds United's Liam Cooper
“People judge you on goals, so I am going to try to get as many as I can,”said Fletcher. “We have five strikers at the club and they can all score. Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper, plus the others. We can all chip in.”
“It’s a hard league and probably tougher than ever this season, with lots of big clubs and crazy money getting spent. But it is great fun and I am the happiest I have been – on and off the pitch – since I signed for Sunderland,” he added.
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