Ashley Fletcher

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Ashley Fletcher


July 2018

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June 2021






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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

Time is running out for Boro and Woodgate

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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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