Jol hints at Davies exit
Fulham boss Martin Jol has indicated midfielder Simon Davies can leave in the summer, but would be prepared to retain the veteran.
Davies, who was voted Fulham's player of the season in 2007/08, has struggled for action this year with injuries hampering his chances. A knee injury saw Davies miss the first half of the campaign and he has managed just four starts since his return to fitness. Jol admits he is trying to bring the average age of the Cottagers squad down and hinted Davies' chances could be limited again next season. However, Jol insists he would be happy for the 32-year-old to remain at Craven Cottage and see out the remaining year of his deal with Fulham. "He was involved at first, but was injured for eight, nine months," Jol told the Fulham Chronicle. "Then I took him back. "But I've got a few youngsters and I don't want to just create a space for the older players all the time - and I think I had to do this from the start of the season. "The only youngster playing here [when Jole became manager] was Matthew Briggs and the average age was 31, so it was the oldest team in Europe." He added: "He [Davies] is a great boy. "He can play on the left, on the right, or in midfield and I can even use him as a right back like I did before, so yes, he could still have a future here. "If they give their best, then there's no problem with me. But you have to ask him if he wants to stay, I don't know." Davies has been with Fulham for five years, making him the longest serving player at Craven Cottage along with Clint Dempsey.