546 Peter Fletcher

Biography

Young striker Peter Fletcher joined Hull City in May 1974 as part-payment for the £200,000 transfer of Stuart Pearson from City to Manchester United. Fletcher was an apprentice at Old Trafford, signing his first professional deal in December 1970 and making his debut for the Red Devils in April 1973 against Stoke City. He made seven first team appearances across two seasons prior to joining the Tigers – and this level of first team involvement only grew modestly in 1974/75, his first season at Boothferry Park, when he made 12 appearances and scored his first goal against Burnley in the League Cup in what was Terry Neill’s last game in charge. In 1975/76 Fletcher was chosen more regularly by John Kaye, as he filled in for an increasingly hobbled Ken Wagstaff up front. Fletcher’s last goal for City came in February 1976 during a 2-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion. He left City in the 1976 close season.

Fletcher signed for Stockport County in May 1976 and in two seasons he made 59 appearances for the Hatters across all competitions, scoring 15 goals. He was a first team regular in his first season at Edgeley Park but used more sparingly in his second season, prompting a transfer to Division Four side Huddersfield Town in July 1978. He thrived at Leeds Road, scoring 32 goals in all competitions during his first 2 seasons. Spurred on by the Christmas signings of Steve Kindon and Andy Rankin, in May 1980 the Terriers lifted the Fourth Division title in dramatic circumstances with Fletcher bagging 18 of the 101 league goals scored during the season. Fletcher missed the entire 1980/81 season due to injury but return in 1981/82, scoring 16 goals including an FA Cup Third Round hattrick against Carlisle. In total Fletcher made 115 appearances for Huddersfield Town and scored 46 goals, but in the 1982 close season he decided to retire due to injury problems. He moved back to Manchester and worked as a security guard.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 2 December 1953, Manchester
Hull City First Game: 24 August 1974, West Bromwich Albion H (Division Two), 20 years, 265 days old
Hull City Final Game: 24 April 1976, Southampton A (Division Two), 22 years, 144 days old

Clubs

Manchester United (1970-1974), Hull City (1974-1976), Stockport County (1976-1978), Huddersfield Town (1978-1982)

Hull City Record

Career: 44 apps, 7 goals

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1975/7620 (7)41 (0)01 (0)0--3 (0)1

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