Motherwell sign striker Wes Fletcher


Motherwell have signed striker West Fletcher on a one-year contract, with the option for a second year.

The 24-year-old came through the Manchester United and Liverpool youth ranks before signing his first professional contract with Burnley.

Fletcher failed to make the grade at Burnley and was sent out on loan to Grimsby, Crewe and Yeovil, before securing a permanent deal with York City in 2013.

He finished the club’s top goalscorer, scoring 13 goals in 36 games for City. But last season his season was interrupted by injury and could only bag seven goals in 37 appearances in all competitions.

Speaking exclusively to the official Motherwell website, Fletcher said: “I am delighted to be here and play in this great league. I’ve already met the players and I am just looking forward to getting started.

“I’m a player who will work hard and I know where the goal is and if I get the service, I hope to score as many as I can. I’ve asked for the number nine jersey as I like the pressure of expectations. I know the previous player wearing that number scored a lot, so my target is to not only match that, but get more.”

Motherwell manager Iain Baraclough added: “I’ve seen a fair bit of Wes and know exactly what he is capable of. The Club has also had him watched on several occasions and feel he is ready to add something different to our squad. His game will suit the way we want to play and along with David Clarkson, will add more competition.

“This is just the beginning of the recruitment process though. We’ve still got several more faces to come all across the park and we’ll continue to work hard to do that as quickly as possible.”

Video courtesy of the official Motherwell FC youtube channel


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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