Aiming high

Sunday 4 August 2002

Barry Hayles has told his Fulham teammates to aim for the top-10 in the Premiership this season.

The striker believes the Cottagers are already looking better than last year with the new players fitting in immediately.

He said: "The signings have come in and gelled straight away, which is very good. We like to think we will do better this season.

"We want to get a good start in the league and finish in the top 10. That's important because we know last season wasn't good enough.

"I think we have a stronger squad this time and we want to aim high. We are a year more experienced and there's no reason why we can't do well."