Sunderland manager Sam Alardyce has challenged Steven Fletcher to earn himself a new deal at the club, according to Talksport.
The Scotland international bagged his third goal of the season as the Black Cats thumped rivals Newcastle United last time out.
That result saw Sunderland move above Newcastle United and to within two points of seventeenth place Bournemouth, and Allardyce is keen to build on last week’s derby win as he looks to maintain his record of never being relegated from the Premier League.
Shrewsbury-born Fletcher has played one hundred times since moving to the Stadium of Light from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2012, scoring twenty-two goals while he has been capped for twenty-five times for his country, scoring eight times.
The North East side travel to Everton on Sunday afternoon and they can be backed at a price of 13/2 to take all three points.