Jol wants to make Craven Cottage a fortress

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Fulham manager Martin Jol wants his supporters to help turn Craven Cottage into a fortress ahead of their match with Champions Manchester United this Saturday.

The west Londoners are in a poor run of form at the moment having been defeated by Southampton in the Premier League, before suffering a surprise knock out of the Capital One Cup in midweek at the hands of Championship outfit Leicester City.

His team are well aware of the situation, and know that they must improve if they are to stand any chance of building on their 12th placed finish from last season.

“My boys will know they have to come out on the offensive, for them and for me as well, so they will give 100 per cent."

Jol wants the fans to react positively and help make Craven Cottage a difficult place to come and play.

“I think we can make Craven Cottage a fortress again,” Jol said.

“I think we can do that with the help of the supporters.

“It is a bit funny that we don’t get the results at home. Over the last 10 years Fulham had few away wins and we already have two this season, so that is the only positive.”

Fulham take on David Moyes' Manchester United on Saturday, and the Red Devils are in resurgent form themselves, having endured a a slow start. 

“Last week United were on 11 points and we were on 10 points, so that is not what you expect from a team like Man United.

“We saw all their games and against Real Sociedad, for example, they struggled to get a second goal.

“If you score only one goal, you are always under pressure and hopefully we can take the initiative.

“Of course we can’t control the game for 90 minutes, but we will try to do something after the disastrous game against Southampton last week.

“We want to do better and I think we can do better.”

Fulham are sitting 14th in the Premier League table and will look to end Manchester United's 11-match unbeaten run in the capital.

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