Fulham frontman Darren Bent insists his strike partnership with Dimitar Berbatov can work.

The pair have so far failed to forge a relationship in attack, with injuries hampering their progress.

Boss Martin Jol admitted he is struggling to find space for the duo in the same starting XI.

But Bent, who has scored three goals since his switch to Craven Cottage, says it’s only a matter of time before the duo strike up an understanding.

He said “The manager wants to work on the partnership with me and Berba. We haven’t really had a chance yet because of injuries.

“On the training pitch we are working on things and trying to get it going.

“Berba can play with anyone because he’s that good a player.

“But partnerships take time. Hopefully we will be firing on all cylinders soon.”