Ferdi threat to Fulham

Wednesday 28 November 2001

Rufus Brevett has picked out Tottenham's Les Ferdinand as a major threat to Fulham's hopes of further progress in the Worthington Cup.

The pair, who spent more than four years together at Queens Park Rangers, renew acquaintances in Thursday's fourth round clash at Craven Cottage.

Brevett will certainly not be underestimating Ferdinand, who is enjoying a fresh lease this season with his new Tottenham strike partner Teddy Sheringham.

"Les is one of the best players I've ever played with," said Brevett.

"I've only seen him on the box recently but he looks sharp, he's still good in the air and he's still going to be a danger.

"We were mates at QPR and he was good to be around but we haven't spoken for a few months."

Ferdinand's return to form follows a long spell when he was troubled by injuries, allied to the arrival of Sheringham from Manchester United during the summer.

Brevett added: "To look at him now, you would never think he'd had problems. He's a very determined character and I can't speak highly enough of him.

"I also think he has benefited from having Teddy alongside him. He drops off and Les is big and strong and takes a lot of the stick so they are good for each other."