Mick McCarthy talks up Steven Fletcher

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Manager Mick McCarthy is confident that £7million signing Steven Fletcher will prove to be a big success with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 23-year-old Scotland international scored 12 goals in 38 appearances for Burnley last season, before being snapped up by Wolves following the Clarets’ relegation from the Premier League.

McCarthy told the Express & Star:“We’ve won some and lost some on transfers, but we’ve won with him because whatever we paid for him, he’s worth every penny.

“I’d always been impressed by him, but he’s better than I thought which is always nice when you sign someone. He can play with anyone, he’s a good footballer and he works hard.

“Before we signed him, all I could appreciate about him was what we saw on the pitch.

“But since we signed him, I’ve been able to see him train on a daily basis and I appreciate him even more.

“We looked at him when he was at Hibs, but it just never happened and then Burnley signed him.

“I don’t beat myself up about not signing him at the time – we have won some and lost some. I’m just glad we’ve got him now.”

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