Jol: Not one player wants to leave
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Fulham manager Martin Jol today played down talk of a rift with Bobby Zamora ahead of tomorrow night's UEFA Europa League match with Odense.

The 30-year-old's relationship with the Cottagers coach has been a topic of debate in recent months and was fuelled further by the forward's omission from Saturday's match at Swansea City.

Zamora will return to the Fulham squad for tomorrow's crunch match, however. Jol this afternoon brushed off talk of a potential January move for Zamora ahead of tomorrow's Europa League tie, which the west Londoners need to win to ensure progression to the knockout stage.

"I said to him a few weeks ago 'do you love this club?' and he said 'yeah, I love this club, I love this team','' Jol said. "I don't think there is any problem. I think the grass is always greener (on the other side) but it is not only for him.

"There are always players in a squad of 24 or 25 players that look at other clubs, but this is a great club. There is not one player that has told me he does not want to play for this squad. There are a few youngsters that tell me they should be playing and are not playing all the time, but Bobby is totally different.

There is not one player that has told me he does not want to play for this squad.
Martin Jol, Fulham manager

"I wanted a good atmosphere and a good team that pushes each other so I thought last weekend it was time for Andy Johnson to play because he has scored goals. He had good games and worked hard in training so that was the motivation."

Odense manager Henrik Clausen is hoping to give Fulham a fright. The Danish side are unable to progress, but hope to frustrate the Cottagers. "It will be an exciting fight, and we will do everything we can to get a good result," said Clausen.

"We can use the match to finish our European campaign properly. It will be a good fight against a Premier League team, which certainly is a favourite. We will play it like we could go further. I certainly hope we can tease Fulham.

"On the one hand, we must go ruthlessly after chance and dream about winning, but we must also be realistic and say that Fulham are favourites. If we play against them ten times, perhaps only two or three times we can get points out of it."