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Saturday 21 December 2013 14:16

Shahid Khan, René Meulensteen and Ashkan Dejagah take centre-stage in Saturday’s jam-packed official matchday programme against Manchester City.

With a new-found belief at Fulham right now, the Chairman looks ahead to a prosperous 2014 for the Club, while Head Coach Meulensteen reflects on his first three games in charge.

And, after a ‘frustrating’ start to the campaign, Dejagah outlines his determination to help the Whites out of their current predicament following his return to the First Team fold under Meulensteen.

“I can’t deny that it’s been a frustrating period for me,” he says. “Every player wants to play as much as they can. I just wanted to be out there with the team and helping them in their ambitions of turning things around. When you’re not playing, you get a feeling that it’s out of your hands.

“But it happens; sometimes you find yourself out of favour. You just have to make sure you’re ready when your time comes, and every day I got my head down and worked as hard as I could out on the training pitch.

“Football is an unpredictable sport, with many twists, turns, ups and downs. It’s been a difficult season for myself and for the team, but hopefully we’ve come through that now. I’m happy to be back, and I’m determined to show what I can do again.”

To read the full interview with Dejagah, pick up an official matchday programme on Saturday.

Other key content in the only matchday magazine that matters - which is available to download digitally from 9am on Saturday - include: 

  • John Arne Riise takes the Fulham 50 challenge
  • Former Fulham winger Ray Houghton recalls a famous win against Manchester City in 1984
  • Ex-City striker Niall Quinn assesses Saturday's teams and reveals how a trial with the Whites as a youngster failed to come to fruition
  • Young defender Liam Donnelly is profiled in Through The Ranks
  • And former Whites and City man Rodney Marsh talks entertainment in Yesterday’s Hero

Priced £3.50, the 84-page publication is available from various sellers on Stevenage Road from two hours before kick-off. Fans can also order copies directly from

The programme is also available as an app with added video content from 9am on Saturday via Apple’s Newsstand or Pocketmags. You can subscribe for the whole season for the digital edition or buy a single issue for £1.99.

Tickets for Saturday's game are still available to buy, priced from £49 for adults and £25 for juniors.

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