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Jimmy Bullard has taken to fishing to cure his boredom as he recovers from a serious knee injury.

The Fulham midfielder, 28, has become a keen angler since being ruled out for the season.

He was crocked for Chris Coleman’s Cottagers in a tackle with Newcastle’s Scott Parker in September.

Bullard said: “Mentally, I’m fine. I’ve been doing a bit of fishing, which is nice and still and quiet so it doesn’t affect my physio. In fact, that is the highlight for me. I have been doing some match fishing at a place in Essex, which is ironically called Coleman’s Cottage. It’s been 24-7 fishing. I’ve even bought the magazines.”