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Fulham seek midfield assistance for Ruiz

Fulham boss Martin Jol has hinted he needs to add a playmaker to his squad to make life easier for Bryan Ruiz. The Costa Rican has hit only five goals this season, after notching just two the previous campaign following his big-money move from FC Twente.

"He is one of my better players. He's always playing for the team and looking for runners to give that last pass," Jol told The Sun.

"Maybe we need another passer."

But Jol admits he prefers using Ruiz's creative abilities behind the striker, insisting he plays a role that nobody else at the club can.

"The thing is you miss him in midfield and if he's not up front, he's playing too deep," he added.

"That is my dilemma."

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