Season stats suggest Fletcher isn’t the man for Leeds

Leeds United could be bringing fresh faces to Elland Road before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow night and one the names being mentioned is West Ham’s Ashley Fletcher.

The 21-year-old left Manchester United for the Hammers in the summer but has struggled to make an impact when handed first-team opportunities. Now, providing Slaven Bilic’s quest to sign Scott Hogan from Brentford is successful, Fletcher will help Leeds in their promotion push.

It’s always difficult to judge someone from just a handful of appearances but it’s been clear this season that Fletcher isn’t quite at a Premier League level yet. Whilst he may enjoy better form in the second-tier, his season stats aren’t anything to get excited about.

In 12 appearances in the Premier League this season, which add up to a total of 301 minutes, Ashley Fletcher has struggled to provide any sort of positive contribution; with zero goals, zero assists, averaging less than a shot per game and laying off only four key passes.

Garry Monk certainly sees something in the youngster but don’t expect him to set the Championship alight.