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Fletcher discusses recent form

Baggies skipper wary of 'trying too hard'

ALBION captain Darren Fletcher believes concerns over his performances have been over-emphasised.

The Baggies midfielder put in an outstanding performance in his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday, and said he's strong enough to handle any dip in form.

"I think my start to the season has been a little bit over-exaggerated.

"I don't think I've hit the heights of last season but at the same time it's only been on certain occasions or maybe a half here and there where I haven't performed.

"Last week against Manchester City was disappointing but I've been there before and I'm strong enough to handle it."

And Fletcher indicated he is wary of trying too hard in the wake of fan criticism.

"Sometimes I'm trying to do too much and take on too much responsibility.

"You have to take a step back now and again and understand that you can't do everything yourself.

"As captain you have to look after your own performance first and foremost and make sure your passing, touch and awareness is where it needs to be.

"Of course, the fans are always entitled to their opinion. 

"But I'm confident in myself and how much I give as captain of West Bromwich Albion on and off the field."