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Former Fulham defender Zakuani warns Kamara and Dempsey

last updated Friday 07th January 2011, 10:48 AM
Former Fulham defender Gaby Zakuani
Former Fulham defender
Gaby Zakuani
Gaby Zakuani
Former Fulham defender Gabriel Zakuani has warned former Fulham team-mates Diomansy Kamara and Clint Dempsey "You're in for a good kicking."

The Peterborough defender returns to Craven Cottage for the first time since leaving the Whites for London Road two seasons ago when the clubs meet in the FA Cup third round tomorrow.

The 24-year-old plans to text old pals Kamara and Dempsey to tell them he will be taking no prisoners as Posh plot to cause an upset.

He said: "I'm good friends with Joe and still keep in touch with him now.

"I'm going to wind him up and tell him not to mess with me. He needs to watch out because I'm going to go through the back of him!

"Clint's tricky, but after the first tackle I'm going to whisper in his ear 'welcome to League One'."

Zakuani helped dump Fulham out of the famous old trophy with Leyton Orient in 2006, prompting a £1million move to SW6.

But he made just two appearances at the Cottage before being shipped out on loan to Stoke City and then Peterborough, where he made the switch permanent in 2009.

However, Zakuani insists he has no regrets about leaving the Whites.

"I was brought in by Chris Coleman, but then he left and I spent most of my time out on loan," he said.

"But I'm sure I made the right move. It's much better to feel part of something rather than just sitting there rotting in the reserves."

Fulham boss Mark Hughes plans to ring the changes for the visit of Gary Johnson's side, with fringe players Stephen Kelly and Jonathan Greening among those expected to get a run-out.

And Zakuani reckons it's a decision Sparky is going to live to regret.

He added: "I'm quite surprised to be honest. They've been struggling in the league and haven't really been scoring lots of goals.

"If they play a weakened side that will definitely benefit us.

"They underestimated us when I beat them with Orient exactly five years ago, and hopefully they come with the same attitude again.

"I really wouldn't be surprised if we caused an upset."

Source Jacob Murtagh at Fulham Chronicle
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