Fletcher 'Goodbye' To Hibs Fans As He Heads To Boro?

Last updated : 04 January 2009 By Boro Mad
The young striker is expected to move to the Riverside Stadium this week, as the transfer market kicks into gear.

Fletcher had a tough afternoon against Hearts skipper Christophe Berra but almost won the match 15 minutes from time.

Hearts hit the woodwork three times at Tynecastle.

Christian Nade headed off the bar in an open first half, and both he and Gary Glen were denied as Hearts pushed forward after the break.

The visitors also had chances and accomplished displays by goalkeeper Yves Ma-Kalambay and holding midfielder Sol Bamba helped them take a point.

Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen employed an ambitious 4-3-3 formation with Fletcher leading the line.

A full house generated a great atmosphere as the teams ran out but it turned sour when some Hibs fans interrupted a minute's silence for former Hearts captain George Miller, who recently died aged 69.

Hibs came close when Fletcher flicked Riordan's free-kick inches wide of the post, and Fletcher nearly hurt them on the break after cutting inside Neilson following a clever pass from sub Shiels, but Balogh blocked his close-range effort.