Cottage chief makes Ruiz claim


Fulham manager Martin Jol has warned Premier League rivals the best is yet to come from summer signing Bryan Ruiz.

The Costa Rica international moved to Craven Cottage from FC Twente in a deal worth a reported £10.6million on transfer deadline day. Ruiz cut a frustrated figure during his first few months in west London as he struggled to reach full fitness, although he is now beginning to show his true worth.

The 26-year-old scored an exquisite scooped effort in the 2-0 defeat of Bolton at the weekend and Jol believes there is more to come. Ahead of Wednesday night’s match with Manchester United, the Dutchman said: “Ruiz will be an important player for us.

“If you talk about the season after next season it would be a bit late. Hopefully he can show his productivity in the next couple of months.

“I think he’s got the same [skill] as [Mousa] Dembele, but I won’t say that he’s a crowd pleaser because I don’t think that they care about pleasing the crowd.

“I think he will please himself if he plays well and he knows that he can play well.”