Fulham’s Martin Jol to assess Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong

Fulham manager Martin Jol says he could hand Emmanuel Frimpong his Cottagers debut against West Ham on Wednesday

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Martin Jol's men are in 14th position Photo: Back Page Images

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Martn Jol has hinted Emmanuel Frimpong could make his Fulham debut against West Ham United at Craven Cottage on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old did not feature for the Cottagers in a 4-1 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup after completing a loan move to Fulham from Arsenal on Friday.

“He will train with us and then we’ll see how fit he is and whether he can play on Wednesday,” said Jol.

“I feel he can play a good part in our squad.”

After a strong start to the season, Fulham have plummeted down the Premier League table and currently reside in 14th place, six points above the relegation zone.

Alex Kacaniklic admitted Jol’s men have endured a tough month, but urged his Fulham team-mates to get their season back on track against the Hammers.

“We know that we need to raise our game and a win against West Ham would put things back on track,” Kacaniklic said.

“It’s been a difficult period and January has been a strange month for us. It started well with a win at West Bromwich Albion and there was the draw with Wigan, now we have lost our last two games.

“But we are determined to pull through. We want to be a lot higher in the table so we have to start winning again.

“Hopefully that starts in four days’ time.

“West Ham are a good side, but we feel confident of being anyone at Craven Cottage.”

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