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O’Neill backing for Fletcher
9:02am Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
LUKE O’Neill has backed Wes Fletcher to succeed with York City after linking up with his former Burnley team-mate at Bootham Crescent.
O’Neill, who recently moved to York on loan from Burnley, is not surprised that Fletcher is starting to fulfil the potential he first witnessed at Turf Moor.
Fletcher, released by the Clarets in the summer, has netted three times in York’s last two matches in League Two. O’Neill said: “I rated him at Burnley, where I saw him play for the reserves and a bit in the first team.
“He just needed a run of first-team games and, now he’s getting that, I think he will do really well for York and push his career on.
“He’s a strong lad who has a good eye for goal.
“I saw him score a few for Burnley and I think we have a couple of players who can get goals here.”
O’Neill, who has played in a number of different roles for previous clubs Leicester, Tranmere, Kettering, Mansfield and Burnley, is now hoping to carve out a reputation in his preferred position.
He said: “I am fairly two-footed and can play on either side of the pitch.
“I’ve played at left back, centre half, centre midfield and on the right wing and will play in any of those positions if required but, really, I want to play right back.
“That’s why I am here.”
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