Davis withdraws request

Friday 7 November 2003

Fulham Football Club has today announced that Midfielder Sean Davis pledged his future to the Club by retracting his recent transfer request, and by beginning negotiations on an extension of his current contract with the Club.

Davis met with the Club's manager Chris Coleman to discuss his situation and convinced him that he was committed to a future at Fulham if Chris still wanted him to be part of his plans.

Chris Coleman said: 'I have spoken at length with Sean and I am convinced that he will give me and the squad one hundred percent commitment.

'He is eager to sign an extension on his contract with us to prove his loyalty to the Club and to the fans. The Chairman has supported me in my decision to keep Sean at Fulham proving even further his intention to build for the future. I am now looking forward to seeing a continuation of the hard work and dedication from the player which, knowing Sean, I am sure I will get.'

This morning Sean Davis said:

'During the time I have been recovering from my injury I have had the opportunity to discuss my future with the Manager. He has made it clear to me that not only does he see me as an important part of his plans but I also believe the Club can move forward.

'I have been involved with Fulham since I was 16 and I am grateful for all the support I have received which has helped me become the player I am today. I think that because I had been here for a long time, I felt I needed to move or be part of another club to realise my ambitions as a player. I now think that I can realise those same ambitions here at Fulham.'

Lee Hoos, Acting Chief Executive said:

'I am delighted with Sean's decision and I am looking forward to sitting down shortly with either Sean or his agent to discuss the extension of his contract.'