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Fulham boss Jol: Stekelenburg my No1

Fulham boss Martin Jol maintains Maarten Stekelenburg is his No1.

The Dutch international suffered a shoulder injury on his debut against Sunderland in August, which has kept him out for two months.

David Stockdale has impressed in his absence, but was dropped to the bench for last night's 4-1 win at Crystal Palace after Stekelenburg returned to fitness.

Jol said: "Maarten came to us and we paid more money for him than for other players, beside Bryan Ruiz a couple of years ago.

"I didn't buy him to be on the bench, you know what I mean?

"He did very well when he started, saved a couple of points against Sunderland.

"Stockdale did well, but Maarten was fit for the last two weeks and showed that he was fit and that he could play again.

"I asked him if he could play and he said 'yes'. I had a little word with Stockdale and of course he isn't pleased but that is the decision I made."

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