Hibs striker Steven Fletcher set to sign new deal after all???

Last updated : 30 November 2007 By Steve Forbes
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Hibs boss John Collins has revealed that star striker Steven Fletcher could be set to sign a new deal at Easter Road after all.

Fletcher, 20, was apparently unhappy with Hibs offer and his agent, Scott Fisher, went as far as to call it "insulting".

Hibs offered Fletcher a wage rise after his impressive form and start to the season, he has scored 7 goals in 13 games so far and has continued his exciting development.

However, it now seems Fletcher could be set to sign a new improved offer in the next few days, Collins revealed that talks were on going and that he is confident that Fletcher will sign the new contract offer.

"His take on it is that he knows he wants to stay at the club," said Collins.

"He's enjoying his football, he's happy here. He thinks it's the best place for him to be and to develop. So do I, and so does Tommy and he wants to stay, so hopefully we'll get some good news regarding the contract in the next few days. He'll get an extension.

"There's no doubt that in the future Steven Fletcher will move on from the football club, but the secret is timing and going to the right club," added Collins. "There's no rush. He's still a young lad developing. He understands that as well.

"There's many a player moved and regretted it. You go as an international player, like Scott Brown did. He's a perfect example and he did it right. He became a full international as a Hibs player and was sold as a full international player. When that's the case, everybody gets a better deal. The club gets a better deal and he gets a better deal.

"I had lots of opportunities at 19 to go down south, I could have gone to
Chelsea at 19, but I decided that this was the best place to stay and develop as a player. I got good advice, and had good people around me. It is always a draw, but if you have real belief in your ability and keep working hard the right time will come."

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