There aren’t many players at Sheffield Wednesday who can hold their heads high after this season.
The Owls’ form has fallen off a cliff lately, winning just two of their last 14 league games, but despite this poor run of form, one player can be proud of how their individual season has turned out.
Indeed, Steven Fletcher’s team may not have been at their best, but the Scot has had a brilliant campaign, and we’ve learnt a lot about him as a player.
Here’s three things we’ve learnt about Fletcher throughout 2019/20…
The former Wolves man tops Wednesday’s scoring charts by some way, and it has to be argued that he’s the club’s most important player.
Therefore, it is rather concerning that his contract is up in the summer, and if the Owls don’t manage to negotiate a new one they could find themselves in a spot of bother – losing the Scot could be catastrophic when you consider how many goals he provides.
The 32-year-old has more than earned the right to get a new deal, and the higher-ups at Hillsborough shouldn’t hesitate to give him one.
It’s hard to believe that Fletcher will be turning 33 in a couple of weeks.
The striker may be in the twilight of his career, but he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, reaching the highest single-season goal tally of his career since the 07/08 campaign where he netted 13 with Hibs, and that’s while only playing 26 games so far.
Dare we say that Fletcher is actually getting better with age? The stats would seem to suggest he is as he’s scoring more than ever before.
It’s all well and good that Fletcher has been such a potent marksman this season, but the fact of the matter is that Wednesday have been over-reliant on him.
The former Sunderland forward has been brilliant, but he can’t do it all on his own, and he needs a bit more backup whether that’s a talented understudy or more goals being provided from other positions