Jol eyeing goalkeeping reinforcements


first_img Now that his team are more or less assured of survival, Jol has turned his attention to securing the futures of the tried and trusted players who have helped Fulham earn a mid-table berth this year. Last week Brede Hangeland joined Damien Duff and Philippe Senderos in signing a new deal and the club are now working hard to keep the likes of Mladen Petric and Giorgios Karagounis. Schwarzer, who has yet to extend his contract beyond the summer, has been in sparkling form this year, but Jol concedes he needs to look at another goalkeeper as David Stockdale and Neil Etheridge are not content to remain as back-up next term. “I don’t deny that we are looking for a goalkeeper,” the Fulham boss said. “There is a lot of speculation in the press. I have a young goalkeeper in Neil Etheridge, he is out on loan and so is David Stockdale. “He doesn’t want to be number two so that could be a little problem, so of course we are always looking for a goalkeeper.” Jol dismissed claims that he has reignited his interested in FC Twente stopper Nikolay Mihaylov, and claimed that although talks have dragged on somewhat, Fulham are confident of extending Schwarzer’s contract. “We are talking to Mark Schwarzer like we did with Brede and the other players,” Jol added. “He is a fantastic goalkeeper so you would have to be very good to fill that space. “We have made him an offer so we are waiting. If he accepts he will stay, if not we will talk again like we did with Brede. “We are not talking with Mihaylov. Last year we made an approach, but not this year.” Fulham manager Martin Jol admits he is in the market for a new goalkeeper, but insists that does not mean that Mark Schwarzer’s days at Craven Cottage are numbered.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Toomey says four teams still in the hunt for promotion


first_imgThrow in on Saturday is at 2 o’clock, and Tipp FM will bring you full live coverage of the match, starting at 10 to 2…in association with Tipperary-Renault-dot-ie Toomey says up to four counties could still be in the running to improve their status on the final day of the season.The Premier County – who are currently 4th in the table – play leaders Kildare at The Sportsfield in Clonmel on Saturday.Toomey says it’s hard to say which of the teams vying to go up will be in Division 2 next year.last_img read more

Irish Euro 2016 squad go back to training


first_imgPlayers including David Forde, Darron Gibson and David McGoldrick will all leave Cork this morning after failing to make the tournament squad, while the rest of players will hold a work-out at the FOTA Island Resort.Despite starting the campaign as Ireland’s first-choice goalkeeper, Forde has lost-out to the in-form Kieran Westwood while team captain Robbie Keane has also been included despite an on-going calf injury.Speaking after last night’s 2-1 loss to Belarus, O’Neill admitted that Keane’s injury may not clear-up in time for our opening Group E fixture against Sweden…last_img read more