Fletcher humbled by honour
Steve Fletcher was 'humbled' after being told Bournemouth were naming a stand in his honour.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 01/04/10 3:46pm
Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher has admitted he was 'humbled' after being told the club were naming a stand in his honour.
The official naming of the stand will take place before Saturday's clash with Bradford City and the North Stand at Dean Court will carry a new title for the next five years.
The 37-year-old veteran, who holds the record number of appearances for the Cherries with over 600 to his name so far, told skysports.com that it took a while for the news to really hit home.
"The chairman pulled me into his office last week and told me about the plans," he said.
"I thought he was messing me around because it usually happens to those that have either unfortunately passed away or are retired, so maybe the chairman is trying to tell me something.
"It is a great honour and I don't think many stands, from the top of the Premier League to the bottom of the Football League, have been named after players that are still playing.
"I am very humbled and proud, so it has made me speechless, which doesn't happen very often."