Stoke boss Tony Pulis has targeted striker Steven Fletcher as Sunderland's danger man in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium.

Fletcher, who made the switch from Wolves to Wearside for a fee of £12 million this summer, has scored five of Sunderland's six league goals, the other an own goal by Newcastle's Demba Ba in last weekend's Wear-Tyne derby.

"If you look at the records so far, with the goals he's scored, obviously he's going to be a danger," Pulis said of the in-form Fletcher. "We might have tried (to sign Fletcher) but we've tried with a lot of players."

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