Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher has claimed that the dressing room he’s in currently is the best he has been in throughout his career.
Steven Fletcher has been with the Owls since signing in 2016 and helped the club to a push for promotion in his first season, where they missed out on the play-off final on penalties to Huddersfield Town.
However, as Fletcher reaches the latter stages of his career, he is showing great form for the South Yorkshire club as they push for the top six under Garry Monk this campaign. The current squad is a very experienced one, with many of the players having served the club in their play-off final defeat to Hull City back in 2016.
Due to how long the core group have been at Hillsborough, they have built some consistency and a really strong bond together, which Steven Fletcher believes makes this dressing room the best he has been a part of in his career.
Speaking to Sky Sports on their ‘Ten to tackle’ feature – as quoted by the Star – Fletcher had this to say on the current climate in the squad: “It’s the best changing room I’ve ever been in.
“As a group, there’s no cliques or anything, everyone’s just together. The foreign lads, the (British) lads, it’s been brilliant.
“I think that’s what’s showing the character out there – we show it on the pitch and off the pitch and it’s good.”
Fletcher is currently spending his fourth season with the Owls and the players around him are helping build this strong mentality that the Scottish international is alluding to, by looking towards the play-offs in the second half of the season.
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Fletcher has played at the top level of English football and in a range of different contexts, so his praise of his current teammates is very high.
A lot of people might have seen this Wednesday squad as potentially ageing with a lot of their players reaching their 30’s soon, but Fletcher has outlined the positivity of their continuity by showing how well the team works with each other.