Target man wanted

Saturday 12 January 2002

Fulham's Assistant Manager Christian Damiano admits that the Whites are still on the lookout for a big striker.

Speaking after the victory over Middlesbrough, Damiano revealed that a target man was still a high priority on Fulham's shopping list.

"We know exactly the profile of this sort of player. He has to attract the defence to prepare another striker to turn around. It's the same with Saha, Marlet or Barry (Hayles), they like to have a target man so they can turn and play.

"Today Marlet was very strong with his head. Heading the ball is a very big part of the game, 70% of the balls in the penalty box are in the air so we need a big player."