Sanchez plans big changes

19 June 2007 02:09
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez hopes to bring up to seven new players to Craven Cottage this summer to ensure the club do not become embroiled in another relegation battle next term. Only victory against a weakened Liverpool side in the penultimate game of last season saved the Cottagers from the drop, and Sanchez is determined not to endure another difficult campaign. "We're going to have major changes this summer, probably having six or seven players coming in," the former Northern Ireland manager insisted. "I want competition for places all the way through the season. "I'd like to think that we would certainly be actively competing in the cups next season. "The new Wembley is now in operation and I'd very much like to take the team there." Sanchez allowed Claus Jensen, Mark Pembridge, Tomasz Radzinski and Mark Crossley to leave the club last month but is still to confirm any new arrivals, although he did have a bid for West Brom duo Jason Koumas and Diomansy Kamara rejected last week.

Source: ESA