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Crystal Palace striker Shefki Kuqi has joined Premier League club Fulham on loan until December.

The Finland international has endured a frustrating time at Selhurst Park since his £2million move from Blackburn this time last year.

Fulham are desperate for a target man after Brian McBride dislocated his kneecap while scoring in their 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough earlier this month.

Kuqi has hit the net just eight times from 41 appearances and admits he’s been frustrated at his time on the bench this season.

He said: “If I was happy to stay on the bench then I would be in the Premiership, not the Championship.

“When I joined last season things didn’t go well straight away, and then I got stuck on the bench. But this season I’ve worked really hard in pre-season, and think I deserve a chance at least.

“I don’t care what anyone says, my goal scoring record is as good as anyone’s. I got 20 goals for Ipswich when I was playing week in week out, and the same happened when I was in Finland. I’m really happy about my form, I’ve done everything in pre-season that I could do to get my place.”