Ex-Wolves star Steven Fletcher hopes to beat West Brom with Sunderland

STRIKING STAR: Steven Fletcher
STRIKING STAR: Steven Fletcher

STEVEN Fletcher hopes he can return to haunt the Baggies this weekend.

The former Wolves striker scored three goals in two games against their derby rivals West Brom last season to earn his place in West Midlands’ folklore.

And he admits that he is relishing this weekend’s game and an opportunity to get Sunderland’s season going again.

“I’m sure I’ll get my usual warm reception!” smiled a striker Albion fans would have hoped to have seen the back of last season after Wolves’ relegation.

“I’ve got a good record against West Brom and I just hope it continues this weekend

“I’ve got to say I’m looking forward to it.

“I enjoy the atmosphere in games where there’s an edge like derbies and I don’t mind a bit of stick from rival fans - I played for Hibs long enough and Hearts fans used to destroy me.

“But I enjoy it to be honest.

“It’s a good part of the game and it doesn’t really matter what derby you’re talking about, they’re all really intense for the fans involved.

“As a player, you just try to let it bring the best of you.

“Not only is this game big for me though, it is also big for us as a club because we’re just coming back from a break and we want a good result.”

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