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Jol: Fulham are not over reliant on USA striker Dempsey

Fulham boss Martin Jol has dismisses the thought his side are becoming over reliant on the American Clint Dempsey. The 28-year-old has been in inspired form for the Cottagers this season and scored two hat-tricks this month.

"It is always great to have players that can make the difference and he (Tim Howard) probably does that for Everton as well," the Dutchman said.

"You always rely on good goalkeepers, good centre forwards and productive players.

"You will never be a good team without one or two players [that can make the difference].

"Even Barcelona would not be without players that can make the difference and Clint did that.

"We have other players that can score. We have got goals in us, with Bryan Ruiz, Mousa Dembele and Bobby Zamora, who was involved in at least three goals the other day.

"We have got the quality but I can't deny that Clint was very different for us this year.

"Maybe he was in the past. I think so because he was our top scorer before.

"You always like your top scorer to be up front but if it's Clint, it's Clint. If it is Bobby, it is Bobby. It doesn't matter to me."

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