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Striker reflects on ‘tough’ period at Wigan Athletic after joining League One rivals on two-year deal

The 28-year-old striker has signed a contract at Bloomfield Road for two years, with an additional year’s option.
Following his summer 2021 transfer to Watford, Fletcher played in just five games for the Hornets.
After spending the second part of his rookie season on loan at the New York Red Bulls, he signed season-long contracts with Sheffield Wednesday and Latics, respectively, for the following two years.

A change of environment did not, however, prove to be beneficial, as Fletcher scored twice in 28 games for Latics and did not score in the same amount of games for the Owls the previous season.
Furthermore, he cited his difficulties in front of goal as a key source of inspiration for his new team.

“It’s undeniable that the past few years have been difficult,” stated Fletcher, who rose through the ranks at Manchester United and cost Middlesbrough £6.5 billion to acquire after leaving West Ham in 2017. “But I’m glad to be where I’m needed now that I’ve moved past that. It was an obvious choice after I met with the gaffer and learned of his desire.

“I want to help the team reach our goal this season by contributing my experience and strong performances.”

When Shaun Maloney had used all of his substitutes in the 2-1 victory over Millwall, Fletcher’s last act in a Wigan shirt was to continue playing despite having a fractured arm.

The management gave Fletcher a lot of credit for his efforts and promised to “never forget” his dedication to the cause.

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