Steven Fletcher: Wrexham sign veteran former Premier League and Scotland striker

Steven Fletcher looks on at Dundee United
Steven Fletcher scored 10 goals in 39 Dundee United appearances

Wrexham have signed veteran former Scotland striker Steven Fletcher on a free transfer following his departure from Dundee United.

The 36-year-old arrives after a failed bid to recruit Harrogate Town striker Luke Armstrong.

There is as yet no sign of a return for forward Paul Mullin, who punctured a lung on Wrexham's pre-season in the United States.

"Hopefully I can bring a lot of experience," said Fletcher.

"I'm 36, I'm still fit and still raring to go.

"One of the biggest selling points was the ambition of the club, and if I can help with that then great.

"I don't think you cannot see what has been happening at Wrexham - it's been a great experience for the fans, players and owners so hopefully we can continue that."

Fletcher was Burnley's record £3m signing when he joined them from Hibernian in 2009, and he went on to make a £6.5m switch to Wolves before Sunderland paid £12m for him in 2012.

Stints at Marseille, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City and then Dundee United followed before the Shrewsbury-born player accepted the challenge of filling the gap up front at the Stok Racecourse.

Wrexham lie 13th in the League Two table after their return to the English Football League as they look forward to hosting Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, 9 September.

Manager Phil Parkinson said: "I'm really pleased with the addition of Steve to the squad.

"He's missed football through pre-season, but he's trained today with the lads and it's good to have him on board.

"His pedigree speaks for itself, and he's played most of his career at a very high level. He's an excellent professional and that's really important to fit in with the group here."