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West Bromwich Albion FC Player Profiles

DARREN FLETCHER
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UPDATED 01:20 27th February 2015

ALBION completed the signing of Scotland international Darren Fletcher from Manchester United on a free transfer on deadline day in February 2015.

* The midfielder signed a two-and-a-half-year deal, with a 12-month option in the club's favour, after completing a medical at the training ground.

* Fletcher was duly named Albion captain ahead of his first match for the club - a 2-2 Premier League draw away at Burnley on February 8, 2015.

* Named vice-captain of United ahead of the 2014/15 season, made his debut for the club in 2003 against Basel, and, during the following season, he became Scotland’s youngest-ever captain at the age of 20.

* He scored his first goal for the Reds in a 2-0 win away at Middlesbrough on New Year’s Day 2005, and in November of the same year his header against Chelsea ended the champions’ 40-game unbeaten run.

* The Edinburgh-born Scot was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in December 2011 and was forced to take an extended break from the game.

* After nearly two years on the sidelines, Fletcher made his long-awaited first-team comeback during the Red Devils' 3-0 win at Aston Villa in December, replacing Ryan Giggs in the 70th minute.

* Fletcher spent the remainder of the 2013/14 season re-establishing himself in the middle of the park at Old Trafford and on the international stage, making a further 17 appearances for United and receiving his first call-up to the Scotland squad in over a year.

* In total, Fletcher made 342 appearances for the Manchester club, scoring 24 times.

* The Baggies skipper started all 38 Premier League games during the 2015/16 season.

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