'He's like a fourth child': Steven Fletcher on working with Tony Watt at Dundee United

Steven Fletcher plans to act like a mentor to Dundee United’s young strikers – but feels he has already become a father figure to one well-known forward at Tannadice.

The former Hibs forward, who has amassed almost £25m in transfer fees throughout his career, joined Jack Ross’ side earlier this summer and believes in the striking talent he has worked with so far in pre-season.

“We have a young squad and with my experience it will help the young boys. We have a few young strikers coming through the Academy and hopefully I can bring them on in any way, shape or form that I can which will be good for them and good for myself,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.

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The 35-year-old veteran has been training with the squad for ten days and has already teamed up with Tony Watt to travel – a partnership that could be repeated on the field this season.

He is another Fletcher is looking forward to working with – and has even taken under his wing.

“We have a few good strikers here like Tony, who is an experienced lad,” he added.

"I have three kids and feel like I have adopted another one – that’s what he's like. He’s like a fourth child now!

“But he’s been great. At Motherwell he did very well and he got a move here and it’s helped him a lot. You can see his quality in training – there is a good group of young hungry players here, and that’s good for the club.”



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