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Steven Fletcher | Forward

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 168

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Sunderland produced an impressive performance to seal an emphatic 5-1 win over Darlington in a pre-season friendly.
Fletcher, who was making his first appearance since March, marked his return from injury with two goals before being taken off at half-time. The striker was badly missed last season and his return will be like a new signing for the Black Cats as they look to avoid another relegation battle. Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and new signing Jordi Gomez scored the other goals. Jul 20 - 4:23 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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Steven Fletcher is to spend the summer working his way back to full fitness.

Fletcher's season was brought to a premature end due to an ankle injury back in March, but he'd been struggling with a variety of knocks before that in what was a disappointing season. Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has indicated that the striker is jogging again and will go through another two weeks of training at the club before going on a brief summer break where he should continue building up his fitness ahead of pre-season.
Source: Sky Sports
May 16 - 8:18 AM

Steven Fletcher will be missing for Sunderland this weekend due to injury.

Fletcher was hurt in Sunderland's match with Crystal Palace in Week 30 and the tweet from a local journalist suggests he is still being assessed, with the full extent of the injury not expected to be determined until next week. Jozy Altidore will likely start the game at Norwich, although he's in no sort of form so should not be considered for your fantasy team, despite the fact the Black Cats play twice in Week 31.
Source: Twitter
Mar 20 - 11:50 AM

Sunderland are awaiting scan results of the ankle Steven Fletcher injured in the Black Cats match with Crystal Palace over the weekend to determine how long the striker will be sidelined.

It has been a tough season for Fletcher and Sunderland strikers in general, as his three goals are second only to Adam Johnson on the team, while Jozy Altidore has amassed just one. A prolonged absence for Fletcher would give Altidore a chance one more time to find some form before the upcoming World Cup, though January signing Ignacio Scocco may get an opportunity instead as Gus Poyet will probably have little confidence in the American at this point.
Mar 18 - 11:48 AM

Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback missed Sunderland's big Cup victory over Chelsea today. It's being reported that they were ill.

Sunderland put league form behind them to beat Chelsea 2-1 in extra-time with a winner from Sung-Yueng Ki after Fabio Borini has equalized late on. Fletcher will be a doubt against Norwich this weekend, but has lost his starting spot to Jozy Altidore under new manager, Gus Poyet.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 01:43:00 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has backed striker Steven Fletcher to go on a goalscoring run once he is back to full fitness.

Fletcher has endured a difficult time with injuries after missing the start of this season and the last two months of last term with an ankle problem, but is starting to look sharper and his partnership with Jozy Altidore seems to be starting to gel. The striker's goals will be vital as Sunderland look to continue their improved form under Poyet and escape their current position in the relegation zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:55:00 AM

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will return from a shoulder injury for Gus Poyet's first game in charge

Terrific news for Sunderland, and it gives them a slither of a chance at Swansea, although a home win is still the most likely result as the Black Cats are extremely susceptible to conceding goals. Keiren Westwood, Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown could also be fit, but Ki Sung-Yueng is ineligible against his parent club.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 09:40:00 AM

New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed that Steven Fletcher is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury and could be available to face Swansea City this weekend.

Fletcher dislocate his shoulder during Sunderland's 3-0 defeat by West Brom but is back in training with the Black Cats. Poyet is hoping he can be fit and help Sunderland find goals.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher faces six weeks on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder during last Saturday's 3-0 defeat by West Brom.

This is not what you want to hear when you are managerless and bottom of the league. Fletcher is Sunderland's most important player, scoring the majority of the club's goals last season as they just avoided relegation, and he's the only striker in the squad with a league goal in the opening five game of this campaign (despite starting only twice). The news means Jozy Altidore should lead the line against Liverpool this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Striker Steven Fletcher dislocated his shoulder in the final 15 minutes of Sunderland's match with West Brom, and reports suggest he could be facing several weeks on the sideline, if not months.

Not a banner day for Sunderland AFC. In 24 hours, they were battered by West Brom 3-0, had their manager sacked, and now their only reliable goal scorer is out for perhaps a long length of time. Caretaker boss Kevin Ball will perhaps look to hand Jozy Altidore more starts and they still have Fabio Borini on loan to trot out, but this is a club to stay away from for any fantasy purposes for the time being.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 06:22:00 AM

Sunderland are now bottom of the table, procuring just 1 point in 5 matches and sitting on a -8 goal difference following their 3-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion today.

Paolo di Canio's touchline antics are about the only thing worth watching these days for the Northern England side. There appears to be no cohesion with the Black Cats right now which comes as a bit of a surprise they've gotten off to this bad a start as di Canio managed to sign some relatively marquee players. It doesn't bode well for Jozy Altidore's stint in the Premier League as he is not getting regular starts from a struggling side.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Four Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in taking Udinese striker Matej Vydra on loan, claims his agent.

Sunderland said to be one of the teams keen on a deal for Vydra. The 21-year old scored 22 goals while on loan with Championship side Watford last season. Udinese are believed to want £8m for the Czech international but may accept another loan deal, with Sunderland unlikely to be able to afford to spend that much on one player. The capture of Vydra would provide some much needed support for last season's top scorer Steven Fletcher.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Sunderland have made a loan offer to Udinese for Matej Vydra, with the Czech Republic striker's agent admitting a move to Wearside could appeal to his client.

Vydra is only 21-years old and scored 22 goals while on loan with Championship side Watford last season. Udinese are believed to want £8m for the Czech international but may accept another loan deal, with Sunderland unlikely to be able to afford to spend that much on one player. The capture of Vydra would provide some much needed support for last season's top scorer Steven Fletcher.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Sunderland have confirmed the signings of Maritimo defender Valentin Roberge, Basel midfielder Cabral and Lazio defender Modibo Diakite.

All three men will join the club on free transfers in July and the deal gives a clear signal that Paulo Di Canio is planning to overhaul his squad this summer. The BBC report that the signings have been made on advice from the club's new director of football Roberto De Fanti and chief scout Valentino Angeloni. All change at the Stadium of Light.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 04:06:00 PM

The Daily Mail report that Sunderland are interested in Celtic's £7million-rated striker Gary Hooper.

One of the key reasons for Sunderland's struggles last season was a lack of goals, with Steven Fletcher the only man to score double figures. The signing of Danny Graham has not worked out at all, so it essential that Paulo Di Canio is allowed to add a proven goalscorer this summer. Hooper appears to fit the bill having scored 31 goals for Celtic last season, but it would be interesting to see how he handles the step-up to the English Premier League.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 05:07:00 AM