Fulham are due to decide in the next few days whether to extend Larnell Cole’s loan spell with Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Cole has gradually forced his way into Caley’s first team during a successful loan spell, making eleven appearances since moving north of the border earlier this season and scoring in December’s 1-1 with Hamilton Academicals. The former Manchester United midfielder has struggled for game time since moving to Craven Cottage back in January 2014 and Thistle are keen on extending the current loan until the end of the season, although manager Richie Foran had recently criticised the Championship club for not responding to his enquiries.
The 23 year-old has only made one senior appearance for Fulham, which came as a substitute at Old Trafford during Fulham’s breathless 2-2 against his old club in January 2014, and has since been plagued by injuries and loss of form. Cole has had to be content with recent loan stints at MK Dons and Shrewsbury. The player is believed to be keen to extend his spell in Scotland, but the final decision rests with Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic, who told the press after yesterday’s FA Cup win against Cardiff:
Generally for young people it is important to have the games and work hard. We are going to assess what the situation is around this player [Cole].