Jol chasing record return

Cottagers looking to better haul from Hodgson's reign

Martin Jol: Has Fulham flying high in the Premier League table

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Martin Jol is looking for Fulham to maintain their impressive form and smash their Premier League points record.

The Cottagers have won four of their last six top flight fixtures to move level on points with eighth-placed Liverpool.

They currently sit on 49 points for the season and have two more games in which to add to that haul.

Victories over Sunderland on Sunday and Tottenham on the final day would see Fulham pass the 53-point mark recorded during Roy Hodgson's time at the club, and that is a total Jol has locked in his sights.

"If we can get six points it will be 55," he said.

"First we said 40, then 50 and it almost looked undoable, but now I think we are in a fantastic position to get even more points on the board.

"In 2009 they got 53 but I think in that season they didn't play in Europe, and the season after they did and it cost them some points.

"This year we played in Europe so to have 50 points or more after playing in Europe would be fantastic."


"This year we played in Europe so to have 50 points or more after playing in Europe would be fantastic."

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Fulham's current position would have been unthinkable at the start of the campaign, when Jol's position came under scrutiny after it took until October for the Dutchman to register his first league win since his appointment.

The 56-year-old has masterminded a turnaround in fortunes since then and has got the best out of players like Clint Dempsey and Damien Duff, while making the hugely effective loan signing of Stuttgart forward Pavel Pogrebnyak.

Had the club not had the rigours of playing in the Europa League to deal with, Jol reckons his team could be fighting the likes of Chelsea for a top-six finish by now.

"We did well after Christmas, maybe after being out of the Europa League," he said.

"I think if you look at the stats we would be in the top six or something. Our good form is not just over the last six games."

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