Steven Fletcher has offered an explanation as to his recent form.

Fletcher scored his ninth and 10th Championship goals of the season as Sheffield Wednesday beat Brentford 2-1 at Hillsborough on Saturday.

And the Scottish striker is now just one shy of equalling his best ever seasonal haul for the Owls.

Asked about his sudden improvement in fortunes – which has occurred in his 33rd year – Fletcher told Monday’s Daily Mirror: “I’m just looking after myself at home and at the training ground.

“I do the gym twice a day and that lads always hammer me for it. I’m never out of the place.

“And I’m eating well too. I loved Irn-Bru when I was younger. That was my guilty pleasure.

“Obviously I don’t drink that any more. I’ll go back to it when I retire.

“I’m 32 now, I’ll be 33 in March. If I can go for as long as I can, that will keep me happy.”

Fletcher celebrates Saturday’s winning goal with Sam Hutchinson. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Fletcher’s form has also coincided with his omission from the Scotland national team and follows a rare, full pre-season campaign free of transfer or injury distraction.

The former Sunderland striker – who also described the Sheffield Wednesday squad as ‘fantastic’, adding that ‘you can go for dinner with every one of them’ – is one of four Owls forwards whose contracts expire next summer.

Atdhe Nuhiu, Fernando Forestieri and Sam Winnall are also set to enter the final six months of their deals, potentially leaving Jordan Rhodes as the club’s last remaining senior option at the top of the pitch.

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