Keeper worry for Coleman

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Chris Coleman admits he is growing increasingly concerned about the goalkeeping situation at Craven Cottage.

The departure of Edwin van der Sar has left Fulham chief Coleman with just two senior goalkeepers in his ranks - with neither fully fit just two weeks before the season's opener.

Veteran Mark Crossley started for Fulham in the 4-1 defeat to an MLS All-Stars side at the weekend, but was forced off after just 31 minutes through injury.

Crossley's injury leaves Coleman with just the inexperienced Jaroslav Drobny, who in any case is not fully fit either.

Coleman admits that it is a concern that he may have to address but is nevertheless hopeful that Crossley will be fit for the first game of the season against Birmingham.

"Mark injured himself when he went down for the first goal so we had to put Jaro Drobny on, who is only 50 percent fit," Coleman told the club's official website.

"We're certainly concerned now that we've got two weeks left.

''We've got some tough thinking to do regarding our goalkeepers but Mark thinks he's going to be okay for Birmingham."