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Watford signing Ashley Fletcher: I'll surprise fans

Watford signing Ashley Fletcher is confident proving himself Premier League class.

The striker has signed a five-year deal which will begin once his deal at Middlesbrough expires at the end of the month.

The former Manchester United trainee says he was surprisingly quick and has good movement for a taller player.

“I'm not just your typical target man, I'm quite quick as well and I can run at players," he said. “I'm decent on the ball and I want to take players on and excite the crowd. That's one of my benefits and something I'd like to do whilst I'm here.

“When a lot of people watch me, I think they're surprised at how quick I am and how fluid I am moving for such a tall person. That scares defenders sometimes, that unpredictability can be a good weapon to have, and I can't wait to get going."

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