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Fulham boss to expect visit from unhappy Gera

Zoltan Gera has struggled for regular first team football at Fulham since the arrival of new boss Mark Hughes and is now considering a move away from Craven Cottage. The Hungary international has been linked with Greek giants Panathinaikos but, with his contract due to expire in the summer, doubts there will be any interest in the transfer window.

"My situation is tougher than ever. I don't feel good and I play rarely," Gera is quoted as telling Hungarian daily Nemzeti Sport.

"But football is like this. One moment everything is nice and in the next moment you get a cold shower.

"The turning point was Mark Hughes' arrival. I don't want to complain, because I accept that the manager puts the team together according to his own ideas.

"I also accept that he chooses other players instead of me, but when I'm sent onto the pitch I try to do my best in order to prove that I haven't forgotten how to play football.

"I want nothing more than to play but I can see I have less and less chance for this here at Fulham.

"I like the club and the city very much but I don't think it is impossible that I will leave and I'll continue my career at another club.

"If I have the chance I'll leave but at the moment I don't have these possibilities.

"My contract will expire this summer and there's an option for the extension but I'm not sure if it will be validated or not.

"The last time I talked about it with my bosses was last summer." Gera would prefer to stay in England but admits he would be prepared to consider a new challenge in a foreign league.

"I would like to stay in England but playing in another country may be another possibility too," he explained.

"From what I experienced in Europe last year in the Europa League I believe that in a new place, in another culture of football, I could discover new ways of being successful."

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