Ashley Fletcher

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Ashley Fletcher


July 2018

Contract until

June 2021






Centre Forward





Ashley Fletcher was born in Keighley on 2 October 1995. He showed promise and he excelled in both sports and academics. He joined Bolton Wanderers as a 9-year-old and four years later, he moved to Manchester United. Before he left the Theatre of Dreams for West Ham in July 2016, he played 13 games for United’s U23s and 4 games for the U19s. 

On his return from a loan spell at Barnsley in June 2016, where he played 26 games and scored 9 goals, he turned down a contract offer to him by United and opted to sign a four year deal with the Hammers. 

Fletcher made his first appearance for West Ham United on 18 August in the UEFA Europa League when he was introduced as a last-minute substitute for Andy Carroll in a 3–0 win over NK Domzale. His first goal for West Ham United came in a 4-1 defeat to his former club Manchester United in an EFL Cup tie. 

On 28 July 2017, Fletcher signed for Middlesbrough for a fee of £6.5 million, signing a four-year contract. He made his Boro debut on the opening day of the 2017-18 season in a 1-0 loss away to Wolves. The striker scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Scunthorpe in a Carabao Cup second-round game on August 22.

However, he made a January transfer deadline day loan switch to Sunderland where he played until the of the season. He played 16 games for the Black Cats, scoring twice.

Fletcher spent the whole of 2018/2019 season with Boro with a return of 14 goals in 32 games he played. 

Club history


July 2018 - June 2021

Middlesbrough U23

September 2018 - October 2018

Sunderland AFC

January 2018 - June 2018

Middlesbrough U23

November 2017 - January 2018


July 2017 - January 2018

West Ham United

July 2016 - July 2017

West Ham United U23

August 2016 - April 2017


January 2016 - June 2016

Manchester United U21 U23

July 2014 - January 2016

Manchester United Youth

July 2013 - June 2014

Manchester United U18

July 2012 - June 2013

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Ashley Fletcher News

Boro boss wants free transfer signings following another injury blow

Neil Warnock admits he has identified a couple of free-agent strikers he believes could do a job for him at Middlesbrough, but he awaits the green light from the club to attempt to sign one.
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Warnock explains reasons for collapse of proposed Yannick Bolasie deal

Neil Warnock has put some of the blame on Yannick Bolasie and his agent over the failed deadline-day transfer to Middlesbrough.
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Middlesbrough FC battle Sheffield Wednesday for Stoke City striker

Championship clubs have until 5pm today to complete any transfers and it looks set to be a busy day for Middlesbrough as they try to make some additions to their squad.
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Middlesbrough eyeing multiple signings ahead of transfer deadline

Boro are still looking to make three major signings before the end of the transfer window, according to reports.
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Middlesbrough hit with major injury blow

Boro have been hit with an injury blow, as forward Ashley Fletcher is expected to be out for longer than expected.
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Boro eyeing a move for striker despite Akpom arrival

Middlesbrough are believed to be interested in signing another centre forward after the capture of Chuba Akpom.
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Boro boss expecting imminent arrival of new signing

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has revealed that the club could seal a deal for a new striker this week.
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Boro hit transfer snag for West Brom target

Middlesbrough could be set to lose out on key transfer target Kenneth Zohore according to latest reports.
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Middlesbrough end talks with Yaya Sanogo

Middlesbrough FC have ended their pursuit for former Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo.
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Middlesbrough closing in on former Arsenal striker

Boro have begun talks with French forward Yaya Sanogo, according to reports.
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Boro boss reveals relief in crucial away victory

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed his relief following his side's 2-1 victory at Reading on Tuesday.
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Hull City v Middlesbrough - Warnock seeking crucial victory

Boro travel to the KCOM Stadium on Thursday to face Hull City in a relegation six-pointer.
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Middlesbrough boss urges caution despite impressive debut win

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has cautioned his players to stay focused despite their morale boosting 2-0 win at Stoke City.
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Boro secure crucial victory on Neil Warnock's debut

Middlesbrough secured a 2-0 victory at Stoke City, as new manager Neil Warnock recorded a victory in his debut game in charge.
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Middlesbrough forward hungry for first-team action

Middlesbrough forward Lukas Nmecha has revealed his intentions to fight for a shirt for the remaining games of the season.
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Boro up their interest in Livingston striker

Middlesbrough FC have reportedly upped their interest in Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes.
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Charlton v Middlesbrough: Match Preview - Can Woodgate mastermind a crucial win

Middlesbrough face Charlton in a relegation six-pointer on Saturday in what could have massive ramifications for their season.
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Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest: Match Preview

Boro host Nottingham Forest at the Riverside Stadium on Monday with both sides desperate to secure a vital three points.
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Jonny Howson backs team to escape relegation dogfight

Middlesbrough defender Jonny Howson has backed the club to get out of relegation trouble.
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Boro boss wants more from attacking duo

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has revealed his frustration in front of goal and wants more from Britt Assombalonga and Lukas Nmecha.
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Barnsley v Middlesbrough: Match Preview

Middlesbrough travel to Oakwell to face Barnsley on Saturday afternoon in what will be a crucial tie for both teams.
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Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers: Match Preview

Middlesbrough host Blackburn Rovers at the Riverside Stadium as they look to continue their run of form.
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Middlesbrough duo back from injury ahead of Blackburn Rovers tie

Middlesbrough have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their weekend clash at home to Blackburn Rovers.
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Middlesbrough boss reveals injury update on duo

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate is hoping that forward Patrick Roberts and defender Dael Fry won’t be out for a long spell on the sidelines.
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Middlesbrough handed injury boost with key trio

Middlesbrough have been given a huge injury boost with the trio of Britt Assombalonga, Ryan Shotton and George Friend set to be back before the end of the month.
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Fulham 1-0 Middlesbrough: Cottagers end Boro six-game unbeaten streak

Middlesbrough played out a disappointing 1-0 defeat on Friday to Fulham.
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Fulham v Middlesbrough Preview: Can Boro secure a vital win

Middlesbrough face Fulham on Friday night as they look to continue their good run of form.
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Middlesbrough interested in £2 million rated Scotland forward

Middlesbrough are reportedly interested in Dundee United forward Lawrence Shankland.
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Middlesbrough target set for Charlton transfer

Middlesbrough could lose out on key transfer target Marcus Maddison after Charlton Athletic triggered his release clause.
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Middlesbrough teenage striker set for loan spell

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has revealed that highly-rated youngster Stephen Walker is set to move on loan in January.
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Fulham linked with a transfer for Boro striker

Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga has been touted as a potential transfer target for Fulham according to reports.
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Tottenham v Middlesbrough: Potential lineup

Middlesbrough face Tottenham in what should be a tough clash for Boro in the replay of the FA Cup Third Round.
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Tottenham v Middlesbrough Preview: Can Boro pull off a cup upset

Middlesbrough travel to London to face Premier League side Tottenham in the FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday evening.
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Middlesbrough v Derby County: Potential lineup

Middlesbrough resume League action at home to Wayne Rooney's Derby County.
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Aston Villa weighing big-money move for Middlesbrough striker

Aston Villa are reportedly ready to place a transfer bid for Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga.
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Mourinho reveals admiration for Middlesbrough after draw

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho praised Middlesbrough for their grit and competiveness after the Championship side forced a replay in the FA Cup on Sunday.
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Middlesbrough v Tottenham: Woodgate forces a replay

Middlesbrough played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Tottenham in the FA Cup to force a replay.
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Middlesbrough v Tottenham potential lineup: McNair to replace Ayala in defence

Middlesbrough face a daunting clash against Tottenham in the FA Cup on Sunday.
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Aston Villa considering double transfer from Middlesbrough

Aston Villa are reportedly interestedly in a double transfer for Middlesbrough duo Britt Assombalonga and Darren Randolph.
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Woodgate reveals injury details on Assombalonga

Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga has struggled in recent weeks with injuries and appeared to be on his way back to the first team.
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Preston manager reveals tactical surprise in defeat to Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough continued their impressive form, winning 2-0 away at Preston.
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Middlesbrough potential lineup v Preston: Assombalonga could make return from injury

Middlesbrough play their first match of the year at Preston as they look to continue their good run of form.
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Woodgate reveals tactical recipe for shock victory at West Brom

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has revealed the tactical switch that helped the club secure a victory against Championship leaders West Brom.
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Middlesbrough end West Brom's 14-game unbeaten run with gritty victory

Middlesbrough stunned West Brom at the Hawthorns as Jonathan Woodgate recorded his first away win.
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Time is running out for Boro and Woodgate

Boro made it ten games without victory after pathetically throwing away a 2-0 half-time lead at home to Hull City, a result which lifts them out of the relegation zone, however only by goal difference.
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6 games in, what have we learned?

So the marathon that is the Championship has begun and its certainly been a learning curve for Jonathan Woodgate in the early stages of the season.
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It is only August, but Jonathan Woodgate bemoans thin squad

Jonathan Woodgate has admitted his deep worries about the squad size especially if Boro pick up a couple of injuries along the way.
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Boro’s poor start to the season hit a new low last night

Boro’s poor start to the season hit a new low after crashing out of the Carabao Cup on penalties to Crewe Alexandra.
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'Britt Assombalonga winner keeps Boro's play-off hopes alive'

A 25th-minute goal from the Middlesbrough striker means Boro have now won their first home game in five Championship matches.
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'Ashley Fletcher double helps Boro end miserable winless streak'

Two first-half goals from the 23-year-old striker allowed Middlesbrough to jump back into contention for the Championship play-off places.
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'Adam Clayton issues battle cry as Boro loose 6th game in a row'

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis has also urged his player to pick themselves up after seeing his team slip to 6th defeat in as many games on Saturday.
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'Middlesbrough transfer rumour: Arsenal enter race for Boro and Leeds United target'

Rumours further state that the Middlesbrough target, who has also been linked with fellow Championship side Leeds United, is going to sign for Arsenal.
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'Controversial Ayala red card stunts Boro's promotion push'

Boro were cruising in the game until a 2nd half red card to defender Daniel Ayala tilted the match in favour of Preston North End.
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'Catalogue of mistakes deals blow to Boro's promotion hopes'

Despite taking a 6th-minute lead courtesy an Ashley Fletcher strike, two late goals from Brentford means Boro are now 12 points adrift of the top two teams in the Championship.
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'Boro and Hull City in transfer deadlock'

Boro are looking to sign winger from Hull City, whilst the Tigers are plotting a move for Boro striker.
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'Club-record signing linked with a £10 million move away from Boro'

Boro's club-record signing has been linked with a move away from the Riverside Stadium in the final days of the January transfer window.
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'One in, one out at Boro'

John Obi Mikel is expected to complete his move to Boro, paving the way for a Boro outgoing.
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'Middlesbrough, Derby and Reading in race to sign Norwich City outcast'

Reports coming from various media outlets have claimed that Middlesbrough FC look set to bolster their attacking options by going for the Portuguese international.
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'Tony Pulis reveals two clauses in Conor Ripley’s Preston move'

The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who was on loan at Accrington Stanley prior to his move, made a permanent move to Preston last week.
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Grant Leadbitter lifts the lid on his future plans

The Middlesbrough skipper, who hasn’t been able to feature regularly this season, isn’t looking to go anywhere in the January transfer window.
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'Tony Pulis reveals Boro striker could still join Championship rivals in the January transfer window'

The Middlesbrough manager was speaking to the media after Boro's 5-0 win over Peterborough United in the FA Cup.
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"Middlesbrough FC keeping an eye on 20-year-old's contract situation at Sunderland"

Boro are part of a contingent of clubs keeping a close eye on the contract situation of 20-year-old Sunderland striker.
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'Boro forward set to join Championship rivals'

23-year-old Boro striker is on the verge leaving the club, having made 11 appearances this season.
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'Two teams plotting loan move for Middlesbrough FC striker'

Ipswich Town, who currently sit bottom of the Championship, are looking to bolster their attack in January.
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Pulis blasts officials for Besic red card as Boro held by Blackburn

Middlesbrough FC manager Tony Pulis blasted the officials for “getting it wrong” for dismissing midfielder Mo Besic as Boro drew 1-1 at home to Blackburn on Saturday.
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'Middlesbrough FC given opportunity to sign on-loan striker for £6million'

Boro look set to turn the loan deal for Jordan Hugill into a permanent one in January, if reports are to be believed.
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