Fulham boss Hodgson blames agent for Greening missing debut

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson says he was prevented from fielding new signing Jonathan Greening in yesterday's defeat to Chelsea because of the midfielder's agent.

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson says he was prevented from fielding new signing Jonathan Greening in yesterday's defeat to Chelsea because of the midfielder's agent.

Greening has joined the club on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion but Hodgson said the deal was held-up for six hours while the player's agent waited for his own fee to be agreed.

Hodgson said: "His agent took six hours to agree the agency fees so between 12.30 and 6.30pm, the agent was refusing to let him sign because his fee had not been agreed.

"When he eventually signed at 6.30pm it was an hour-and-a-half too late."

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