Fulham manager Martin Jol has told Simon Davies to prove that’s he worth a new contract at Craven Cottage by putting two months after injury hell behind him.

The Welsh midfielder was a regular in Roy Hodgson’s side and famously scored an equaliser against Hamburg in the Europa League semi-final before following that up with a leveller in the final against Atletico Madrid. But Davies has made seven appearances in the last two seasons after being sidelined by a succession of injuries – including troublesome knee problems – and hasn’t played for the first team since the 5-0 win over Wolves in March 2011.

The 33 year-old is out of contract in the summer but, as he embarks on another comeback, Jol has refused to rule out the possibility of extending Davies’ Fulham career.

The situation with Simon is that we would like players to be productive, and he’s been injured half of the time, maybe more. Hopefully he can stay fit and I’ve got an idea that he can still prove himself again. That’s what he did in the past because he’s a big player for Fulham Football Club.

The former Tottenham midfielder has made 170 appearances and scored 17 goals in his six years at Fulham after joining from Everton in January 2007.