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Riether hails Fulham depth following Manolev arrival

Sascha Riether is not too perturbed with the arrival of Stanislav Manolev at Fulham.

The German defender, who is on loan from FC Cologne, missed the weekend's 0-0 draw with Norwich City because of illness with Bulgarian signing Manolev deputising at right-back.

But Riether says he welcomes the competition as it only makes Martin Jol's Fulham squad deeper for the season run-in.

"We have more than 20 players here who can play and who want to play," he told Fulham's official website.

"It's a long season and we have many games so it's important that if players are out injured or suspended, we have others who can fit in without a problem.

"For me, it's been a great time at Fulham so far. It was my first experience of another country and it was a big step for me to come to England. But I have to say Fulham is like a family and I like playing here. The fans are great, I like the stadium and it's been all good so far."

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