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Maik Taylor happy to work all week!

last updated Friday 13th October 2000, 8:04 AM
Fulham goalkeeper Maik Taylor believes working seven-day weeks is the key to promotion to the Premiership.

Jean Tigana has rarely given his players a day off since he took charge at Craven Cottage and they have responded by winning their opening nine league matches this season.

Maik Taylor
Maik Taylor believes hard work will payoff
Taylor insists the players have no complaints about the extra workload - and promises the team will continue to prove they can pass their way out of the First Division.

Speaking ahead of the visit of Blackburn in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Sunday, he said: "There are still some people who say you can't get promotion by playing football - so I don't know what more we can do to prove them wrong.

"But we will keep on playing, and also keep on doing extra training. There may have been a few moans early on, but not now.

"Some weeks we are working seven days, but that doesn't matter and the results are there for all to see on the pitch.

"We have doctors testing us all the time for muscle to weight ratio and the pounds have been falling off all the players.

"Every one of us is feeling great at the moment, full of confidence and totally happy with the way we are playing as a team, starting from the back."

Fulham's perfect start to the season faces a stern test when Graeme Souness brings his men to town this weekend.

Taylor added: "Blackburn have so many quality players they should still be challenging for promotion this season and they are sure to want to spoil our record.

"But we are playing some good stuff at the moment and are also keen to extend our run - and there's no doubt we pose a threat going forward."

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