Stefan Johansen knows plenty of hard work is required if the Whites are to hit the heights of last season.
Johansen was one of Fulham’s stand-out players of last term, chipping in with 11 goals and eight assists as the Whites reached the Play-Off Semi-Finals.
This season hasn’t been quite so rosy, but he has scored four goals - a tally not to be sniffed at. He knows there’s much more to come, though.
“Personally, it’s been a bit up and down,” he tells Saturday’s official matchday programme for the visit of Birmingham City. “I was carrying a small injury and struggled a bit. I’ve had four goals but it’s similar to the team, I haven’t been consistent enough.
“I had a good season last time so maybe the hopes are bigger for me. That’s something I can handle, I like to be under pressure, but I know I have more to give, especially lately. I started off okay but I need to step it up. It will come.”
To read the full interview with Johansen, in which he also discusses the ‘false No.9’ role and Christmas with a former Celtic teammate, pick up a programme on Fulham’s Official Charity Matchday on Saturday.
Other highlights from the publication include:
- Slaviša Jokanović, Tom Cairney and Gordon Davies pen their latest columns
- Franck Queudrue recalls his playing spells at Fulham and Birmingham
- Cairney takes our nine-dart challenge
- Maik Taylor talks us through a Fulham-related picture of him
- John Collins picks his Fulham Dream Team
- And we catch up with Jim Stannard and John Marshall ahead of their return to the Cottage on Saturday
Priced £3.50, the 100-page publication is available from various sellers on Stevenage Road from two hours before kick-off. Or order it online from ProgrammeMaster - where you can also purchase past editions.
£1 from every matchday programme purchased will be donated to Fulham Football Club Foundation.
The Club will donate 50p for every programme purchased this Saturday, matching donations made by ProgrammeMaster. A total of £1 for every programme purchased will be donated to the Foundation, at no extra cost to supporters.
Saturday’s programme will highlight the work of Fulham Football Club Foundation, including a special feature on its disability provision. ProgrammeMaster, the Club’s official programme provider, joins a long list of organisations supporting the cause, including Grosvenorcasinos.com and Konami Digital Entertainment.
Funds raised will help the Foundation to reach more young people with disabilities in South and South West London.
For just £1.99, the programme is also available as a digital download on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac via Pocketmags from 1am on Saturday morning.