Pogrebnyak hopeful of Fulham debut this weekend

Pavel Pogrebnyak is hoping to make his Fulham Premier League debut against Stoke on Saturday.

Pavel Pogrebnyak is hoping to make his Fulham Premier League debut against Stoke on Saturday.

The Russia international has been granted a visa and has attended his first training session with the Cottagers.

"I hope I can play and make my debut," the 28 year old told Sovetsky Sport.

"I've talked to Martin Jol about it and he asked if I am ready to play. I answered 'yes'.

"I said I feel great and I want to be part of the team as soon as possible."

Pogrebnyak does admit the language barrier is proving to be a problem.

"I have had my first training session and the atmosphere was very pleasant, I liked everything," he said.

"My first impressions have been great.

"Three or four of the guys speak German, so I was able to talk to them. It's difficult to speak English because I have forgotten a lot. I will attend English lessons soon."

 

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