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Jol explains why Parker is captain

last updated Monday 25th November 2013, 9:37 PM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol says he gave the captaincy to Scott Parker in order to ease the pressure on Dimitar Berbatov.

The Bulgarian striker was Jol's second-choice skipper after Brede Hangeland and had the armband while the Norwegian defender has been sidelined in recent weeks.

But Parker was installed as captain for Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Swansea.

Jol explained: "I wanted to put pressure on other people because Berbatov was captain and he is not very outspoken. He's quiet.

"Scott Parker is involved in the dressing room and he talks a lot, so I thought it was better to change captains.

"Scott will not necessarily stay as captain. We will have to make a decision on that if Brede is back."

Source Lyall Thomas at West London Sport
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