Preparations underway

Tuesday 25 June 2002

Fulham's pre-season got underway at the Club's Motspur Park training ground on Tuesday morning with a light work out and some early fitness tests.

The players will be closely assessed and monitored before full training commences later in the week.

Steve Finnan and Eddie Lewis will not be joining the squad until they have completed a resting period after both players enjoyed successful World Cup campaigns.

The players meet up early ahead of their Intertoto Cup clash with either Finland's Haka Valkeakoski or Yugoslavian outfit Obilic Belgrade on July 6th.

The Finns won 2-1 in Belgrade on Sunday in their first round, first leg meeting. The second leg takes place in Helsinki next weekend.