Keeper Mark Schwarzer earns Fulham praise


Fulham boss Mark Hughes has praised Mark Schwarzer's professionalism following a transfer window full of speculation surrounding the goalkeeper's future.

The Australia international made his first appearance of the season in last weekend's 2-1 victory over Wolves.

Schwarzer was given a warm reception by the Craven Cottage crowd despite reportedly been keen to join Arsenal during the summer.

He was the subject of two unsuccessful bids before the transfer window closed and Hughes is pleased with how the veteran shot-stopper has bounced back from any disappointment he may have felt.

"He's a good professional and I didn't think there would be any difference in his daily work or approach to games. It was never a worry for me and he's getting on with his job," Hughes told the club's official website.

"We weren't receptive to any bids because Mark's too important to us. We would much rather he was here helping us win Premier League games.

"His immediate future is here at Fulham and we're hopeful we can show him where we want to go and what we want to do in the future. Obviously I've made it known to him that I want him to be a part of that."

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