Friday, March 12, 2010

The Return of Clint Dempsey for Fulham

As I was watching the Europa League match last night I was pleasantly surprised by the return of Clint Dempsey. He came into the match in the 60th minute replacing Simon Davies. He had a limited impact on the play in the second half.

The bigger picture with the return of Clint Dempsey is Fulham gets back one of their "key players" for the end of the season. I was hoping he would be back by the end of the month. Dempsey has been out of action for around 2 months now.

Paul Konchesky also returned for Fulham in the Europa League. He had been recovering from an injury. In the last Europa League match Stephen Kelly played in his place. His return should also give Roy Hogdson a few decisions to make with his defense.

As Fulham head to Old Trafford on Sunday the team is beginning to get healthy again. John Pantsil should still be out, but could be returning before the end of the season. The only other injury concern could be Danny Murphy. He did not pass a fitness test before the FA Cup match against Tottenham. Let's hope he is able to go against Manchester United.

There is no question the return of Clint Dempsey can only help Fulham in the 3 competitions they are still in until the end of the season. Let's hope Dempsey is in the starting lineup against Manchester United.

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