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Fulham's Jol content to take draw at Stoke

Fulham manager Martin Jol says he would be happy to come away from tomorrow's clash with Stoke City with a draw.

The Cottagers, fresh off a 6-0 win over QPR last time out, take on a Potters outfit who have not won in their past three league outings but Jol is not taking Tony Pulis' men lightly after some so-so results away from Craven Cottage.

"We have to play our own game like we did, for example, against Newcastle (2-1 away loss), " he said.

"Then, a couple of weeks ago, I think we had the initiative for most of the game against West Bromwich. It was the same but we couldn't score although I thought we were the better team.

"It was a 0-0 there and I think a 0-0 at Stoke would be a good result. But I still hope that with the confidence we have got we are capable of scoring a couple of goals."

As for the QPR win, Jol was proud but knows Stoke provide a completely different type of test.

"It was a very good performance and probably the turning point for Fulham last season," he added.

"But, as everybody knows, Stoke away is a difficult game.

"They have the same problem as we have in Europe. They are very good team with different qualities.

"They have (Peter) Crouch up front now who is a target and an outlet with their throw-ins too.

"They are quite a physical team that can play as well so it is a good team."

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