Fulham have confirmed their main Riverside Stand will be demolished this summer as work begins on redeveloping Craven Cottage.

Owner Shahid Khan is pressing ahead with the rebuild of the old ground despite the club being relegated from the Premier League.

Fulham have appointed lead contractors in the Buckingham Group to start demolishing and then developing the Riverside Stand.

It means the London club will now definitely be staying in their home on the bank of the River Thames.

The stand will be closed for the next two seasons but is expected to be complete in time for the start of the 2021/22 campaign.