Larsson warns Sunderland over Fletcher dependency

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson wants the Black cats to stop being reliant on the striking skills of Steven Fletcher.

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson wants the Black cats to stop being reliant on the striking skills of Steven Fletcher.

The Scotland international scored twice in a 3-2 win at Wigan that moved the Wearsiders into the safety of mid-table.

It took Fletcher's seasonal tally to 10, more than a third of the 27 Sunderland have scored this season.

"We relied on him way too much earlier in the season," said Larsson.

"We all have to chip in, which would give him a bit more space as well as opposition teams have other players to worry about as well."

 

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