The Central Coast Mariners have bolstered their attacking stocks with former Young Socceroo, Matthew Fletcher. The striker will wear Yellow & Navy until at least the end of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season and is available for selection this Saturday to take on the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The 23-year-old, who has spent majority of his career in the U.K. with the likes of Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday & Hull City will add some serious firepower to Walmsley’s front third.
Fletcher has been training with the Central Coast Mariners since before Christmas and joins Luis Garcia, Brad McDonald, Alastair Bray, Francesco Stella & Trent Buhagiar on the list of Mariners’ January transfer recruits.
It’s been a busy month for the Central Coast Mariners and Head Coach Tony Walmsley believes that Fletcher has what it takes to be a prominent goalscorer in the Hyundai A-League.
“Fletch has really impressed everyone with his approach since he's arrived. He needed to work hard for this opportunity after time out through injury and has shown a real appetite and dedication to his craft,” Walmsley said.
“His potential excites me. He has all the makings of a top class striker and we expect him to start to fulfil that potential and be a great contributor to the Mariners future success,” Walmsley said.