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Fletcher aims to emulate Rodriguez rise

07 Oct 2010 11:43:00

Fletcher aims to emulate Rodriguez rise

Rookie Burnley striker Wes Fletcher is using Jay Rodriguez's rise through the ranks as inspiration for his own fledgling career. Fletcher's double in the 2-0 reserve win at Preston on Wednesday took his total for the season to five in four games in the league. The 20-year-old has watched on in admiration at Rodriguez's emergence as a key figure in Brian Laws' senior squad and wants to replicate his close friend's success. He said: "My aim is to be permanently with the first team and Jay is a good example. "He's starting every game now and hopefully I can follow in his footsteps and get playing up there with him. "I've just got to keep going, get stronger and keep working on the areas of my game I need to improve on."


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