Jamie Redknapp says Darren Fletcher is showing why Tony Pulis put the faith in him and bought him from Manchester United.
According to Redknapp, Fletcher is the ideal character to be in the side for a manager as he has got tremendous fighting abilities and also, a winning mindset.
Redknapp was looking very impressed with Fletcher’s strike the other day in the game versus Newcastle United which led West Bromwich Albion to their first win in English top tier in 5 weeks.
After the Gunners’ game which they had won on 21st of November, the Baggies had been going winless and were in desperate need to turn the corner and they were able to do so thanks to Fletcher.
Lauding the veteran midfielder on a television show, Redknapp said, “When you have your backs against the wall, it’s about showing character and Fletcher is the kind of individual who would do that.”
“His fighting abilities make him stand apart from the others. He is quite steely. You see in spite of the health and injury issues that he has had at different stages in his career, the way he has come back and got his career back on track, it shows what he’s made of.”
“As a manager, you love to have players like him who have got such a positive mentality and attitude and that’s the reason Tony roped him in. I think it was a wise decision.”
Fletcher was a free agent the previous winter when West Bromwich Albion secured his services and his numbers in the last 10 months prove that he’s been a good buy.
This season itself, he has got 12 assists to his name to go with a goal.
He had set up 13 goals in the second half of 2014-15 too after joining in. So, he’s been brilliant.