Fletch one of the best – Simon

by Kate Smith

Keeper praises 'lethal' frontman.

Simon Mignolet says 'lethal' Steven Fletcher is definitely amongst the best strikers he's played with.

The Belgian international has featured alongside some world-class hitmen but says the Scot is a stand-out performer. 

He scores when he wants, doesn't he?

- Simon Mignolet on Steven Fletcher

Mignolet looked on as Fletcher helped Sunderland seal three points at Wigan over the weekend with a well-taken double at the DW Stadium.

And the big stopper should have a good idea of the frontman's ability – he's the man tasked with stopping him day in, day out in training.

Speaking after the 3-2 win at the DW Stadium, Mignolet joked: “He scores when he wants, doesn't he?”

“Fletch grabbed two great goals and long may that continue. If you look at the second goal, keepers just don't save those.

“He's got a very good finish – you can't leave Fletch on the ball inside the box because he is lethal.

“We have seen that in training and he's doing it on the pitch.

“That's 10 goals now for a very good striker – one of the best I've played with.”