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Davies believes Fulham will kick-on under new boss Jol

Fulham midfielder Simon Davies is looking forward to the new season with manager Martin Jol at the helm. The former Tottenham boss was appointed as Mark Hughes' replacement at Craven Cottage earlier this month on a two-year deal.

Jol's first match at the helm comes on Thursday in a Europa League qualification first round tie with NSI Runavik of the Faroe Islands.

"He's a manager that very much promotes an attacking outlook," Davies told the club's official website.

"He likes his teams to be expansive and to get down the flanks. We'll get forward, attack and create lots of chances and that's the big thing for me.

"If we can get things right then it could be an exciting season ahead. One thing is for sure, we'll certainly be good to watch.

"He's a football man and one that has a great knowledge of the game. He's been in the game for a while now so he comes in with plenty of experience.

"He did very well in his last spell in the Premier League when he was at Tottenham, so he knows what to expect in terms of the league.

"He also did well at Hamburg and Ajax, so he has experience of European football too.

"He gets very involved in the training sessions and likes to instil confidence in his players. He has a philosophy that we can all relate to and hopefully we'll see the benefits of that."

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