Pride Park Stadium

Next Game

Derby v Fulham

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Craven Cottage

Last Game

Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 20:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Jol ready for Fulham changes

Fulham boss Martin Jol is prepared for changes at Craven Cottage this summer as a number of contracts are coming to an end.

Last Updated: 17/04/13 at 11:06 Post Comment

Martin Jol: Fulham set for changes this summer with several players out of contr

Martin Jol: Fulham set for changes this summer with several players out of contr

Giorgos Karagounis, Mahamadou Diarra, Chris Baird and Simon Davies have yet to extend their contracts past the end of the season.

And on-loan Urby Emanuelson, Emmanuel Frimpong, Stanislav Manolev and Eyong Enoh also see their stays expire in the summer, although Fulham have an option to make the latter duo's moves permanent.

Jol said: "If you look at the defence, I think we are fine.

"If you look at the midfield, I think Steve Sidwell is probably the only one left if you think of all the players we had six or seven months ago. We have to do something.

"Up front, Mladen Petric we will talk to him as he is on a one-year deal (which expires).

"Sascha Riether we have an option in his loan (to make it permanent) and we will probably take that.

"For the rest, I don't see any problem but in midfield we can do something because there is only one or two left."

The Dutchman also admits they are looking to bring a new goalkeeper to Craven Cottage, with Mark Schwarzer yet to sign a new contract past the summer and understudy David Stockdale frustrated with a shortage of opportunities in west London.

"Mark Schwarzer is for us almost a hero," said Jol. "He saves games for us so I would like him to stay but we are looking for a goalkeeper.

"Neil Etheridge is young and has no experience. He will go on loan, 100 per cent, to gain experience to be the number one in the future.

"We are looking for a good goalkeeper so if Mark decides to stay I have two good goalkeepers, plus Stockdale because he is still there. I have to talk to him."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

recently had to complete a difficult project at work. I had to come in early, stay late. I even had to work some 7 day weeks. Anyway, long story short, I'm now a member of Britain First. Slippery slope.

sailingmagpie
Will The Laughable 'Banter' Defence Lead To Change?

C

rikey, Spain is so exotic, we have cold Tuesday nights in Stoke, they have hot Thursday nights in Eibar

Gollo
Atletico Ready For Another Title Tilt

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

Footer 365

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England after his playing career ends

Rio Ferdinand would love to manage England one day after revealing his long-term plans for a future in football as a coach.

Premier League: Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay promises to co-operate with FA

Malky Mackay says he will co-operate fully with an FA investigation into Cardiff's text message dossier.

Transfer News: Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc wants to move before deadline

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc has asked to move on from St Mary's.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property