Nevland set for Cottagers stay

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed his intention to offer striker Erik Nevland a new contract to remain at Craven Cottage.

Nevland, 32, joined the Cottagers two years ago from Dutch club FC Groningen and has scored eight goals in 53 appearances.

Most of those have been as a second-half substitute, but Hodgson has confirmed he remains a fan of the striker who began his career in England with a two-year spell at Manchester United.

"I definitely will offer Nevland a new contract," revealed Hodgson.

"We will discuss the length of the contract with the player and his agent during January."

Meanwhile, Nevland has welcomed the chance to extend his stay in the Premier League, adding:"It is fantastic to be in the Premier League and not something that you would give up on easily.

"I am very positive to be staying here but I don't want to say too much until I get an offer and see what that will mean."

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