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Lee Clark finds rotating difficult

last updated Monday 24th September 2001, 9:05 AM
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Fulham's Lee Clark has revealed that the Premiership newcomers are still coming to terms with manager Jean Tigana’s squad rotation policy.

The midfielder has been in and out of the team this season because of competition from summer signings Steed Malbranque and Sylvain Legwinski.

Clark played a full game on Saturday in Fulham’s 0-0 draw at Leicester but defender Kit Symons started as a substitute as 21-year-old youth team product Zat Knight was given his full League debut.

Clark said: “It is quite hard when you are in and out of the side. We all know that we need a big squad in this League and there is a rotation policy.

“But it is pretty hard to get used to because everyone wants to play all the time. It was tough on Kit on Saturday because he had been one of our better performers against Arsenal last week.

“The manager will make many decisions like this throughout the season and it was good for Zat to get his chance. Hopefully he will be able to do as well as Sean Davis, who also came through the youth team, because that would give us a big boost.

“He was pretty impressive, but he will get some stick from the lads because he came off after about an hour with cramp.”
Source Evening Standard by Leo Spall
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