Scouting Report: Fulham
You sit 10th going into the weekend, four points off the playoffs. How would you rate your season so far?
It has been a difficult start to the season. After coming so close to reaching the Premier league last time out, losing in the play-offs, this season was supposed to see a continuation of that good form and a genuine push for promotion. Unfortunately, it hasn`t happened, much to our disappointment. Quite why we`re not sure, the squad is basically the same, but we don`t seem to have had the run of the ball when needed. Perhaps it`ll improve over the coming months.
You have Tim Ream, one of our former players. He was never universally liked by Bolton fans but how is he thought of at Craven Cottage?
Ream, alongside Tomas Kalas, has been our preferred centre-back partnership for some time now. Ream is loved by the Craven Cottage support, his all-round play has come on leaps and bounds since he joined us.
What should be expect from you tactically on Saturday?
We`re a side that loves to play football, the ball is moved fast as we attempt to open up sides. We may not be the most physical of sides, which has been our undoing sometimes, but if you get drawn forward our counter-attacking is a strong point.
Who is your player to watch?
Ryan Sessegnon. Still a teenager, Ryan has been coveted by several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham. He can play anywhere down the left-hand side of the pitch and has an eye for goal. I`m not sure how long we can keep hold of him before an offer Fulham can`t refuse is made.
What is your score prediction?
I`m going 2-0 to Fulham.