Morgan sends message to Fulham fans

Thursday 16 August 2001

Former Fulham Skipper Simon Morgan has sent a good luck message to his former team-mates and supporters ahead on Sunday's Premiership opener at Old Trafford.

And the Fulham favourite, now with second division Brighton & Hove Albion, insists that his old Club won't be in the Premiership just to make up the numbers.

"Fulham are a big Club now, a different outfit to the one I joined back in 1990. It gives me a great thrill to see the Club's name being mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United and Arsenal. It's hard to believe and I still have to rub my eyes sometimes."

Morgan, who made over 420 appearances for the Cottagers believes that Fulham will be a force to be reckoned with in the Premiership.

"They have some great players that are fully equipped to make their mark in the top flight. Louis Saha is something else, and Barry Hayles may be a surprise package just like Marcus Stewart was last season.

"They are a quality outfit with a quality management team. I honestly think there will be a few surprises in store for some Premiership defenders this season.

Morgan has re-joined another former Fulham hero Micky Adams after more than ten years at Craven Cottage. Yet despite his departure he admits that on Sunday he'll be a fan of the Club once again, if only for 90 minutes.

"It goes without saying that my loyalty now lies with Brighton but I think their supporters will forgive me for being a Fulham fan on Sunday afternoon."

"I'll be sitting in front of the TV shouting for the lads. There will be some good friends of mine out on the pitch and nobody will be more delighted than me if they can pull some kind of result out of the hat. I also hope the supporters enjoy their day out - they deserve it.

Morgan ended with a prediction by adding:

"It'll be tough, but I honestly think they will come away with something. It promises to be the start of a wonderful season."