Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher has claimed that he hasn’t set himself any targets this season, despite his recent impressive form.
Two second-half goals from the Scotsman saw the Owls come from 1-0 down to beat Brentford 2-1 at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, lifting Garry Monk’s side back into the Championship play-off places.
From an individual perspective, it means that Fletcher has now scored four goals in his last two games, and ten in total this season, just two short of his best-ever return in an English league season.
It seems however, as though those records are not the biggest concern to Fletcher, who, speaking about reaching double figures already this season after that win, told The Star: “To get 10 before Christmas is nice. I never really set goal targets. Hopefully I can keep the run going.”
Despite the fact he is now approaching the latter stages of his career at 32-years-old, it seems that Fletcher is showing no signs of slowing up any time soon, and explaining how he continues to play to the level that he does, Fletcher continued: “I am looking after myself better than I did in my younger days.”
Fletcher and co. are next in action on Wednesday night, when they travel to Pride Park to take on Derby County.
While Fletcher himself may not be too concerned by his records, you imagine the rest of those associated with the club will be delighted with the returns he is currently producing.
Those four goals he has scored in the last two games have helped Wednesday pick up back to back wins, bringing an end to a run of five without victory to put them right back into the play-off mix.
It seems therefore, as though Fletcher has, and indeed still could, have a big part to play in any push towards promotion that the Owls are going to make this season.
As a result, the dedication he is apparently showing to keeping himself fit and ready to feature looks like it could be a huge boost for Wednesday going forward this season.