Practice makes perfect

Wednesday 28 November 2001

Jean Tigana lined up a session of penalty practice today just in case tomorrow's Worthington Cup tie against Spurs is not decided in normal time.

The fourth-round tie has to be completed on the night, and that means it could all go down to penalties in the end.

Fulham hardly have a good record from the spot in recent seasons, with a string of players guilty of misses. But with so much at stake, Tigana is leaving nothing to chance.

Captain Andy Melville said: "We'll be practising penalties on Wednesday and every single player in the squad will take one.

"We'll see who is most confident, but I would certainly volunteer to take one if needed, no problem."