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Scott Parker wants Fulham popularity

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Fulham new boy Scott Parker has spoken of his desire to become a popular figure at Craven Cottage, and hopes his Chelsea past is long forgotten.

The 32-year-old England international became Martin Jol's eighth summer capture on Monday, after rejecting the chance to reunite with former manager Harry Redknapp at QPR, and wants to make a big impression at his new club.

"Every club I've been at I've forged a relationship with the fans. I hope it'll be the same here," said Parker.

"I just want them to respect me. They've seen the way I play and the character I am."

Parker spent 18 months with Premier League rivals Chelsea, however only made 28 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge as he struggled to hold down a regular first-team place.

The midfielder, who also lists Charlton, Norwich, Newcastle and West Ham as his former clubs also reiterated that dropping down to play in the Championship was not an option.

He said: "It dragged on and there was a lot of speculation but I'm delighted to be here. Staying in the Premier League was important.

"Fulham is a club I've always enjoyed playing. I'd like to see myself here for some time."

After finding himself surplus to requirements at Spurs, Parker will be looking to establish himself in the Fulham midfield, starting with Saturday's home encounter with a wounded Arsenal.

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