Petric wants Berbatov chance
Mladen Petric has called on Fulham boss Martin Jol to let him strike up an attacking partnership with Dimitar Berbatov when he is fit.
The Croatian hitman has yet to be on the pitch at the same time as Berbatov in Cottagers' colours because the Bulgarian came off the bench to replace the injured Petric to make his debut at West Ham on August 28. Berbatov was then paired with Hugo Rodallega for the wins against West Brom and Wigan before Petric came back into the starting XI against Manchester City on Saturday when the summer signing from Manchester United was ruled out because of a thigh injury. Petric, who opened the scoring against the reigning Premier League champions from the penalty spot, is now hoping Jol will stick with him when Berbatov returns and let them try and build an understanding. He told the Chronicle: "Of course I think we can make a very good attacking team together. "He's a very good player and I would like to play with him in future." Petric was delighted to net his third goal of the campaign against City, but disappointed that they ended up pointless after Sergio Aguero and Eden Dzeko sealed the win for the visitors. "It's always good for a striker to score," he added. "Of course I'm happy to have scored, but not happy because we lost. "Second half, we were too deep and they had a lot of possession. We had to be a bit braver. We defended very well, but in the end they scored. That's sport. "It was hard today because they are very very good, but we let them play."