Steven Fletcher has been a key cog in the Sheffield Wednesday side this season and he highlighted exactly that once again by netting a late winner against Charlton on Wednesday.
That goal has taken his tally to 13 for the season, eight more than the Owls’ next highest scorer Jacob Murphy, and the fact Garry Monk’s team won just two league games since the Scot picked up an injury after the match against Nottingham Forest in December shows how important he is.
The striker may be 32 now but he is thriving under Monk with 13 goals in 21 league starts, and his influence in leading the line theoretically gives his teammates someone to play through and a direction to their play, given the fact he’s also averaging 6 aerial duels won per game (via WhoScored).
After his latest strike, some fans have been discussing whether he should be given a new contract, and there is an overwhelming majority who are desperate for him to stay on.
Should Steven Fletcher get a new deal?
Supporters acknowledge his importance to the team and are calling for the club to give him what he wants as a result, as one of the reactions below hailed him as ‘different class’…
New contract and armband for me. What a player
— Mark (@mark42swfc) February 26, 2020
I’d give him a 5 year deal, let him have what he wants
— Luke (@lukekocura) February 26, 2020
Wheels came off the season at roughly the time Fletcher got injured #talisman
— numbersixes (@numbersixes) February 26, 2020
Even at 33, he will have plenty of suitors. Different class tonight
— Matt Summerhill (@MattSummerhill) February 26, 2020
I get this because If Monk stays Fletcher is critical to his style of play #SWFC
— StevieBOwls (@SWFcStevieBrown) February 26, 2020
Give him a pen. We have certainly missed him
— sharon fowler (@sharonfowler69) February 27, 2020
Absolute class. Different gravy him. Sign him up.
— Paul Pashley (@MrPaulPashley) February 27, 2020
Should Fletcher be given a new deal Wednesday fans or do you think there needs to be significant changes to the squad to progress? Share your opinion in the comments!
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