Scotland international Barry Bannan reckons Steven Fletcher will have a point to prove at Sheffield Wednesday

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Scotland midfielder Barry Bannan reckons striker Steven Fletcher has joined Sheffield Wednesday with a point to prove.

Bannan is delighted to be teaming up with his international team-mate at the Championship outfit after the 29-year-old was released at Sunderland following a loan stint in France with Marseille

Former Hibs, Burnley and Wolves marksman Fletcher, who has been involved in transfers totalling £22 million during his career, struggled to make an impact in his final season with the Black Cats.

barrybannanFletcher had been linked with a return north of the border with Celtic but Bannan believes his compatriot is keen to show he still has what it takes to be successful in England.

Bannan, speaking to swfc.co.uk, said: “He’s a very good striker, I’ve played with him a few times at international level, he’s played at the very top and I think he will be a very good addition for us.

“He’s a good lad, I’ve met up with him a few times recently with Scotland and got on really well with him.

“He’ll have no problems fitting in, I’ve seen what he can do and he’ll be really up for it this season.

“He’ll be out to prove a point to everybody and show what a good player he is.

“Last season we signed the likes of Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri and the manager and chairman have already carried that on this season by signing Fletcher and I’m sure there will be more coming in.

“They are all great strikers, we have got a bit of everything which will keep everybody on their toes and be good for the club moving forward.”

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