Poyet told SAFSee that the Scottish international's progress in his recovery is good news and he is looking forward to the former Wolves man playing a key part this season.
"There is a big possibility [Fletcher will feature]," Poyet said. "It's some of the very good news from this week.
"Every player is important but we know in football that there is a few positions that are key; the goalkeeper, the spine of the team and the main man up front scoring goals.
"We need goals; we need players who have got the ability and Fletcher is one of those players.
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