Chris Coleman now has a whole host of options to spearhead his Fulham attack – but admits he is unlikely to look beyond in-form forward Louis Saha.
The French striker, who has been attracting interest from Manchester United of late, has scored eight league goals this season and has shaken off the after effects of a heavy challenge by Bolton’s Ivan Campo to be fit to face Leeds this weekend.
Facundo Sava, who came off the bench to score the winner against Bolton last week, and Barry Hayles are both in contention to feature and Coleman admits the pair will need to work hard to force their way into the side.
“It’s hard for Barry and Facundo as they know I’ll only play one striker. But they have to realise we’re fourth in the league because of the formation we play. I play a team that’s gets us results. My number one striker is Louis Saha so it’s up to Barry and Facundo to change my mind.”
Sava, eager for more first team football after spending two months on the sidelines after fracturing his shoulder, says he will keep working hard in training.
“Of course I am very happy after that game, but I need to keep working and hoping. This goal doesn’t change anything. All I can do is make sure I’m ready when the manager needs me.”