DARREN FLETCHER revealed Scotland team mate James Morrison persuaded him to move to West Brom.

The former Manchester United midfielder completed a free transfer to The Hawthorns on transfer deadline day.

And the Tartan Army hero had international colleague Morrison to thank for sealing a move to Tony Pulis' side.

Fletcher said: "James Morrison, who I know well from Scotland duty, has been pestering me for the last week, texting me constantly.

"He was giving me glowing references about how much I would love it here.

"It feels great. This is a fantastic new challenge for me in my career.

"I've spent my career at Manchester United and it's all I've ever known.

"But I felt it was the right time to move and I'm not sentimental about doing that - I have great memories obviously, but I'm now a West Bromwich Albion player and I cannot wait to get going."

And Fletcher is looking forward to working with Pulis

He explained: "Everyone involved in making the deal happen has been fantastic. And a big reason I'm here is because of the head coach.

"He has impressed me from the first minute. When someone shows how much they want you it's a great feeling.

"I'm a midfielder who is capable of playing wherever needed - whether it's box-to-box, or sitting in deep, getting on the ball, tackling or breaking up play."

Fletcher, 31, made 342 appearances for Manchester United.