Fletcher available for Fulham trip

by Stuart Vose

Striker ready for game at Craven Cottage.

Gus Poyet has confirmed that striker Steven Fletcher is fit and available for this weekend’s trip to Fulham.

Fletcher, who scored in a 3-1 win at Craven Cottage last season, limped out of the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final win over Manchester United.

However, he has returned to training ahead of Saturday's trip to the capital.

“[Steven] is perfect, he trained today with no problems at all,” Sunderland’s head coach said.

“We’re pleased there’s no problem because as you can imagine we were a bit worried.”