Martin Jol won’t rotate his squad for tomorrow’s FA Cup third round tie against Charlton – insisting Fulham’s first-teamers have had enough time to recover from Monday night’s win over Arsenal.
The Fulham manager told today’s pre-match press conference that he will field his strongest side for the visit of the League One leaders.
We’ve had four days rest since the win over Arsenal so I will play my strongest team against Charlton on Saturday.
Jol certainly isn’t taking Chris Powell’s side lightly.
Charlton play in a style that is productive for them. They play a lot of crosses and have two good main strikers. They’ve played 24 games this season and they’ve only suffered two defeats.
It’s the FA Cup and we want to go through to the next round but we have to be aware that Charlton are a team with a winning mentality. Hopefully the difference between the Premier League and them is big enough to win us this game but if you allow them to play to their strengths then it can become a big task.