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Harry expects Fulham test

Posted on 31 December 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is expecting to meet a rejuvenated Fulham side at the Lane on New Year's Day.

Harry expects Fulham test

Harry Redknapp is expecting to meet a rejuvenated Fulham side at the Lane on New Year's Day.

The manager feels Mark Hughes' side will take a huge shot of confidence from their 2-0 win at Stoke on Tuesday.

The victory at one of the toughest away grounds in the Premier League represented an end to a sequence of eight matches without a win for the Cottagers.

However, they arrive in N17 with us on an unbeaten run of 10 matches in all competitions.

"The players have been fantastic and we're on a great run," said Harry.

"It looks to me now that there are five teams - no disrespect to the other teams - who will be pushing for the Champions League places and we're right in amongst that.

"It's where we want to be, up there challenging to get back into the Champions League next season.

"Fulham had a great result earlier in the week and it will be a tough game for us.

"They went to Stoke and produced a great win. That looked more like their regular team, the team that looked so strong last season with the likes of Andy Johnson back.

"Mark Hughes has done well wherever he's been. He did well at Blackburn, Manchester City and he will do well at Fulham, for sure.

"But we're doing well and we want to keep that going.

"If we manage to beat Fulham it will be a great week for us (two wins out of two so far in t he festive period) and that keeps us right up there."

A reminder that we kick-off at 3pm.