New Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher sets target

DOUBLE FIGURE AIM:  Steven Fletcher
DOUBLE FIGURE AIM: Steven Fletcher

STEVEN Fletcher is confident Sunderland’s improved supply lines can see him reach double figures for the third successive season.

New Sunderland signing Fletcher managed hauls of 10 and 12 Premier League goals during his two seasons with Wolves despite back-to-back relegation scraps.

The 25-year-old has immediately set himself a similar target with the Black Cats after completing his £12million switch to the Stadium of Light last week.

And with fellow new boy Adam Johnson now providing the ammunition alongside James McClean and Stephane Sessegnon, Fletcher is relishing the prospect of leading Sunderland’s line.

Fletcher said: “I definitely want to get into double figures again. If I can match last season or improve on it, then I’ll be happy.

“Hopefully I can get the goals that the manager has brought me in for.

“You can’t ask for better service and I’m looking forward to working with them all to be honest.

“There’s two great wingers who are capable of putting some good crosses in.

“And I’ve watched Sess for a while, he’s a top player who can score and create goals.

“He’s nice on the eye, a fantastic player and working with him in training over the last few days, you can see why everyone rates him so highly.

“He drops off to get the ball and he’s always got his head up even though he turns so sharply.

“It’s good news for me.”