Martin Jol: 'Mentally strong players will stay'

Danny Murphy
© PA Photos
Martin Jol hints that the likes of Clint Dempsey, Andy Johnson and Danny Murphy could sign new deals with Fulham.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has hinted that he is open to keeping the likes of Danny Murphy, Andy Johnson and Clint Dempsey at Craven Cottage.

Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy and ex-Everton striker Johnson are out of contract at the end of the season, while USA international Dempsey has just one year remaining on his current deal.

While Jol has claimed that the club are willing to let go of a number of players, the 56-year-old suggested that the club's veterans could stay.

"If they are mentally strong they will stay with us," said Jol. "If not, if they need to play or go somewhere else, we can go on with our transformation."

Fulham failed to cause an upset in the Premier League title race after getting beaten 1-0 by Manchester United last night.

Martin Jol
Read Next:
Jol: Fulham will sell stars
>


Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26176342182457
2Newcastle UnitedNewcastle26181750212955
3Leeds UnitedLeeds26153835241148
4Reading2514473633346
5Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2614483030046
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2713683126545
7Derby CountyDerby2611782419540
8Fulham25109643301339
9Preston North EndPreston2611693532339
10Barnsley26115104339438
11Norwich CityNorwich26114114239337
12Birmingham CityBirmingham269983035-536
13Aston Villa2681172625135
14Ipswich TownIpswich2697102831-334
15Brentford2696113333033
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2688103334-132
17Queens Park RangersQPR2695122536-1132
18Cardiff CityCardiff2586113040-1030
19Bristol City2683153538-327
20Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2676133745-827
21Burton Albion2667132636-1025
22Blackburn RoversBlackburn2666143143-1224
23Wigan AthleticWigan2657142231-922
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham2644182756-2916