Norwich fullback Whittaker not surprised Fletcher thriving at Sunderland

Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker isn't surprised by Steven Fletcher's success at Sunderland.

Norwich City defender Steven Whittaker isn't surprised by Steven Fletcher's success at Sunderland.

The Scotland right-back reckons Black Cats striker Fletcher, a friend and a former team-mate, will pose a massive threat today.

Whittaker, 28, a summer signing from Rangers, said: “We were in the same team together at Hibs, although he was a couple of years younger.

“I have played a lot of games with him, enough to know just how good he is. Even then he nearly always popped up with a goal or two. That’s why I was so delighted to see him back wearing the Scotland jersey recently because we have missed him.

“Since he moved to ­Sunderland he has shown just what a good player he is. He is great in the air, that’s probably his greatest strength. He gets a lot of his goals that way but he’s got a great left foot as well.

“He always had a lot of talent so I’m not surprised by his success."

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