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Fletcher will continue to find the goal trail

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Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Steven Fletcher is looking to pick up right where he left off last season and push on with his ever expanding goal tally.

The Scottish international, who broke the club's record fee when he was bought from Burnley for £6.5 million last year, netted 10 goals in his debut season for Wolves, a feat he hopes he can improve upon.

Fletcher said: "It probably took me a little while to adapt to how we play last season but I think I got there in the end and had a good finish to the season. And if I can get among the goals again I'll be happy.

"I hit double figures in the league last season and that's usually the aim I start with. If I can hit double figures I'm happy and any more than that is a bonus."

Fletcher is looking confident in pre-season after a netting a fine free-kick from just outside the area against Real Zaragoza on Saturday.


 

"There's not a chance I'll get on a free kick when the season starts so it was nice to put that one away,” he admitted.

But now the 24-year-old only has eyes on the start of the season, when he will compete with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Kevin Doyle and Stefan Maierhofer for position.

"I think everyone looks forward to the start of the season the closer it gets. We all can't wait to get under way now. My aim is to pick up from where I left off last season in terms of performances," he continued.

"Blackburn is a tough start. Despite where they finished last season they are a good team who put you under pressure with a lot of balls into the box."

Fletcher slotted six of his ten goal haul in the last nine games of the season, helping save Wolves from relegation. In the end Mick McCarthy's men finished just one point ahead of West Midlands neighbours Birmingham City, who now ply their trade in the Npower Championship.

"Everyone has been looking very sharp in terms of going forward. As a team hopefully we can push on again and be a bit better off than last year and not have to leave it to the last few minutes to survive."

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