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Di Canio Backs Altidore and Fletcher to Form Deadly Partnership
Evening Chronicle, August 29th, 2013 3:29PM

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Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has tipped Jozy Altidore and Steven Fletcher to forge a prolific partnership for the Black Cats. Fletcher only just returned to the Sunderland fold after damaging his ankle ligaments in March.

“Fletcher is a player who gives us another option,” Di Canio said after Sunderland’s 4-2 come back win against MK Dons on Tuesday, during which Altidore opened his account. “Jozy and him are the two players in the squad who are natural goalscorers. The others, yes, everyone can score - Ji Dong-won, Connor Wickham and Stephane Sessegnon- but they [Fletcher and Altidore] are the players who score goals on instinct, players who smell the goal. So he [Fletcher] is important to us.

The Italian added:  “We will be putting a lot of balls into the box this season and we need players like Fletcher, like Jozy, who will thrive on them. Together they can be a very good partnership I feel. So, yes, I am looking forward to it because in my opinion Fletcher is intelligent, he understands what I ask.”

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