Parker’s Ful of hope fans will love him

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SCOTT PARKER hopes he can be­come a fans’ favourite at Ful­ham – even though he used to play for Chelsea.

Parker, 32, turned down Queens Park Rangers to join the Cot­tagers from Spurs for £3.5mil­lion.

Ful­ham are the Eng­land mid­fielder’s sev­enth club and the fans won’t have for­got­ten his time at west Lon­don ri­vals Chelsea.

But Parker has signed a three-year deal and is de­ter­mined to win them over. He said: “I just want them to re­spect me.

“They’ve seen the way I play and they know the char­ac­ter I am.

“Ev­ery club I’ve been at I’ve forged a very good re­la­tion­ship with the fans. I’m hop­ing it will be the same at Ful­ham.”

Harry Red­knapp was keen to bring him to QPR but in the end an­other ex-Spurs boss, Martin Jol, won his sig­na­ture.

Parker added: “Stay­ing in the Pre­mier League was very im­por­tant.”

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