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

Texas’ Andrew Jones aims for old form after ‘not rushing back’ from leukemia treatment


first_imgTexas guard Andrew Jones, sidelined most of two years since being diagnosed with leukemia, put a finer point Thursday on a report, citing coach Shaka Smart, that he has been fully cleared for all basketball activities.”I have been cleared the entire time, just not rushing back,” he tweeted in response. Auburn put men’s basketball program on double secret probation, report says He averaged 11.4 points, 3.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds as a true freshman out of Irving (Texas) MacArthur High School in 2016-17.In 45 career games, he has scored 515 points.He is expected to add a strong backcourt presence to Smart’s 2019-20 team that is coming off an NIT title last season but suffered some significant losses. Arizona guard Brandon Williams to miss 2019-20 season after knee surgerycenter_img I have been cleared the entire time, just not rushing back— Andrew Jones (@DrewdotCash) August 8, 2019Either way, it’s good news for the Longhorns.Jones, who was Texas’ leading scorer at the time of his diagnosis 10 games into the 2017-18 season, missed the rest of that season and all but two games of the 2018-19 season as he underwent treatment and recovered. Related News To emphasize where he was — and aims to be again — the 6-4, 180-pound Jones on Thursday posted a video of himself, working out in 2015 with, among others, former Oklahoma All-American and 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year finalist Trae Young.#TBT Circa 2015 workout with @TheTraeYoung @j3vans1_ @DrewdotCash 💯🐐— Tim Martin (@TimMartin_TX) August 8, 2019As a sophomore, Jones was averaging a team-best 13.5 points during the 2017-18 season.last_img read more