Jol: I’ve not had a bad gobby with Bobby

FUL­HAM v ODENSE Tonight – Kick-off 8.05pm

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MARTIN JOL in­sists he has had no bust-up with Bobby Zamora as Ful­ham pre­pare to meet their Europa League des­tiny.

Eng­land for­ward Zamora was dropped for the de­feat at Swansea at the week­end and didn’t even make the bench.

But he is set to re­place the sus­pended An­drew John­son in the make-or­break Euro tie with Dan­ish out­fit Odense.

Zamora has been linked with a £10mil­lion Jan­uary switch to QPR, while As­ton Villa and Sun­der­land are also in­ter­ested.

But Jol in­sisted he had ev­ery right to rest play­ers if he wanted to.

The Ful­ham boss said: “They said we had a bust-up at the start of the sea­son, but you al­ways have a lit­tle bit of a dis­agree­ment.

“Of course there will be play­ers who want to play all the games, but I make the de­ci­sions about that.

Qual­ity

“Some­times you have to play other play­ers, es­pe­cially if they are qual­ity play­ers.

“And it’s a bit dis­ap­point­ing to talk about one player all the time as if noth­ing else is hap­pen­ing here.

“No­body asks me about other play­ers when they didn’t play one match – and it is one match.

“We have proved that Bobby is an im­por­tant player for us.

“I said to him a few weeks ago ‘Do you love this club?’ and he said ‘Yeah, I love this club, I love this team’.”

Ful­ham know they must win at Craven Cot­tage to make sure they join Cham­pi­ons League re­jects Manch­ester United and Manch­ester City in the post-christ­mas stage of the com­pe­ti­tion.

A draw could be enough – but only if Wisla Krakow don’t beat FC Twente.

Goal­keeper Mark Sch­warzer faces a late fit­ness test on a back in­jury and Danny Mur­phy and Steve Sid­well are both in­jured.

Odense can’t qual­ify even if they win.

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