Fulham name strong squad for Melbourne Victory friendly

Fulham has named a strong squad for its pre-season friendly against Melbourne Victory next Saturday.

The Cottagers will bring Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer along with England internationals Danny Murphy and Andy Johnson as well as Senegal striker Diomansy Kamara.

Victory captain Kevin Muscat said it was a great opportunity for the club to test themselves against some of the world’s best.

“Considering how well Fulham did in qualifying for Europe and now they’re sending a full-strength team to Melbourne, it gives us a great opportunity, not only for the players who have got aspirations to play at the highest level, but for the younger boys to pit themselves against some quality players,” Muscat said.

“It can also be a reality check for us as a team in terms of where we’re at and how much work we have to do.

“Fulham are in the early stages of their pre-season and we want to put on a good showing in front of our fans in Melbourne.”

The following is Fulham’s squad for the match against Melbourne Victory on Saturday 11 July at Etihad Stadium, kick-off at 7:30pm:

Goalkeepers: Mark SCHWARZER, Pascal ZUBERBUHLER, David STOCKDALE.

Defenders: Christopher BAIRD, Matthew BRIGGS, Aaron HUGHES, Toni KALLIO, Stephen KELLY, Adrian LEIJER, John PANTSIL, Chris SMALLING, Fredrik STOOR.

Midfielders: Zoltan GERA, Seol KI-HYEON, Danny MURPHY, Andranik TEYMOURIAN, Matthew SAUNDERS.

Strikers: Andrew JOHNSON, Edward JOHNSON Diomansy KAMARA, Erik NEVLAND, Bobby ZAMORA.