Jonathan Greening’s got his critics, but then it seems most new Fulham signings have. People baulk at the big money fee that we’ll be paying West Brom for his services come the summer but he’s a player Roy rates and it’s not difficult to see why. Comfortable on the ball and in a number of midfield positions, the former Middlesbrough man has settled in well alongside Chris Baird in midfield and showed another side to his game at Burnley on Saturday, getting his foot in to break up the home side’s attacks.
He might have had to wait for his chance but Greening’s enjoying his extended run in the team.
I’m really enjoying it at the moment. Obviously I had a good chance with Danny [Murphy] getting injured and I’ve come in with Bairdy and we seem to have struck up a good relationship in there. I’m really, really enjoying it and the more games you play the more you get to know your teammates.
Me and Bairdy have come in due to Dickson [Etuhu] and Danny [Murphy] getting injured and we’ve been doing well and the team’s been doing well. As long as we keep doing that hopefully we can stay in the team. It’s good to have competition and everyone’s battling for their place at the moment.
Greening was happy with the point at Burnley.
We knew we hadn’t had decent results up there in recent times but I thought it was another good professional performance. We went a goal up and maybe the goal we gave away was a little bit easy but we battled on and got a good point away from home against a difficult team. Manchester United and Everton have both lost there this season so it’s a difficult place to go.
He’s relishing the prospect of tomorrow night’s meeting with Basel.
Zubi said the weather’s meant to be quite cold but it should be a good entertaining game between two sides that like to pass the ball. I think we’ve been unlucky with the two Roma games but now we know what we need to do against Basel away from home. We need to go and win the game.
We’ve played them at home and you could see their quality. We were probably lucky to win the game one-nil but we go to Basel in good form ourselves and I think it’ll be a good game in a good stadium. It’s a game all the players are looking forward to enjoying.