Sheffield United’s 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion may not have been the win they would have wanted, but there was still plenty of reason to celebrate.
That is because John Fleck signed a new contract with the club prior to the match, which keeps him at Bramall Lane until 2023.
Plenty of the club’s fans have been showing their delight following the club’s announcement.
John Fleck has signed a new long-term contract to extend his stay at Bramall Lane until 2023.
The midfielder has again been in sparkling form this season, being one of United’s standout performers on our return to the Premier League. #SUFC
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) February 22, 2020
One Blades fan simply exclaimed “get in”, while another referred to this as the “best news this year”.
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This comes during a superb campaign which sees the club just four points behind Chelsea and a place in the top four, despite only taking one point against the Seagulls.
Fleck has played an important part in this success, starting 24 of the club’s 27 Premier League games so far this term.
He said he was going nowhere, seems he meant it
— Jo Pocknell (@_jopo_) February 22, 2020
Best news this year
— SteelCityMarshian (@SteelMarshian) February 22, 2020
— sufcblade (@sufcblade1) February 22, 2020
This has also had fans swooning over the 28-year-old’s quality, with one stating he is “one of the best I’ve seen in my 35 years of watching the red and white wizards”.
He has certainly shown a level of influence for Chris Wilder’s side that warrants praise, having scored five league goals and assisted two, while averaging 1.5 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per game.
There has also been a defensive contribution from the midfielder, who makes 1.3 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.7 clearances and 0.1 blocks on average.
What a player. One of the best I’ve seen in my 35 years of watching the red and white wizards.
— David Beeden (@Deadbat_DB) February 22, 2020
Fantastic news what a player he is. He was outstanding again today.
— Karen (@KW04) February 22, 2020
— James Goodwin (@yorkshiregoody) February 22, 2020