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Fulham glad of a rest

last updated Thursday 11th September 2014, 3:42 PM

Tim Hoogland
Tim Hoogland
Few teams have needed the international break more than Fulham.

It has been a disastrous start to the season for the Championship season for the Whites and Felix Magath's men are still on the lookout for the first victory.

Four straight defeats was a dreadful start before Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff at least went some way to stopping the rot.

But the wait goes on for those elusive first three points.

Once Fulham have had chance to recharge their batteries, the quest for that win goes on as they take on Reading and Nottingham Forest in the space of a few days.

Reading have had a slow start to the season but will be looking to push for promotion again this term, while Forest are flying and are top of the league.

It looks a tough ask for Magath's side to triumph in either of those fixtures, however defender Tim Hoogland reckons a weekend off could do the trick.

"I think it [the international break] will be useful," he said. "These weeks have been hard for everyone and a little break is good for our heads.

"I think we showed everyone that normally we have a great team and we have to be in the top of the league. I think we get our points in the next weeks and we'll be going up a bit."

Hoogland got the second goal of his Fulham career against the Bluebirds after opening his account on the opening day.

Source Matt Lewis at GetWestLondon
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