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Fulham Trust confident of Al Fayed commitment

Fulham trustees are confident of the commitment of chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.

Fulham Supporters Trust spokesman Dan Crawford says he is convinced Al Fayed's move to secure a debt-free future for the football club is not a step towards bailing out.

"Every indication is that while he has scaled back, or even sold off, many of his other investments, like Harrods, the football club is the one he has kept on," Crawford told the Fulham Chronicle.

"I don't think Fulham fans doubt his commitment.

"He's a visible presence and his son Karim is on the board, working closely with [chief executive] Alistair Mackintosh, which points to a continued desire to retain his interest in the club.

"I hope I'm not just swallowing the PR, but the loans gesture gives Fulham long-term security and removes any lingering doubts over long-term plans.

"When you consider some of the uncertainty at QPR, by comparison, that has to be a good thing. I'm all for a pragmatic approach."

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