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Fulham manager Martin Jol would be happy to offer midfielder Steve Sidwell a new two-year deal in response to his current form.

The 30-year-old, who has played every minute of Fulham’s Premier League campaign, scoring twice in his eight matches, is out of contract at the end of the season.

But Jol says he is ready to discard club policy – which sees Fulham rarely offer deals longer than one year to players over 30 – to keep Sidwell at the club.

“Of course you feel a bit worried after the game [when he plays like that],” Jol said, referencing Sidwell’s spectacular volley against Crystal Palace.

“They all come back and instead of one-year deals they want three years you know and this is probably no different.

“For me Sidwell can stay for two years, for example. We are talking to him and offered him a one-year deal but who knows what will happen.”