Jol wants Cottagers to attack

The west Londoners travelled to Ukraine for the second-leg clash on

the back of last week’s 3-0 victory, which came courtesy of a Clint

Dempsey brace and an Aaron Hughes effort. Despite their three-goal

advantage, Dnipro impressed in patches and were unfortunate not to

find an elusive away goal. After the match, manager Juande Ramos

claimed the result was unjust and Jol wants Fulham to quieten his

counterpart with an early goal. “They’re a good team with a very

good home record,” he said. “Away from home it’s different for

them. “They will probably do everything they can to score an early

goal. “For us it’s very important to score on Thursday night. “When

we’ve got the ball our intention will be to score. “It’s important

to be strong defensively and if you drop off like we did in the

last 15 to 20 minutes of the first leg then you could end up with a

problem, because they are very good at finding the spare man on the

edge of the box or creating an overlap.” Fulham have taken a strong

squad to Ukraine but will be without striker Bobby Zamora. The

England international missed the weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Wolves

with an ankle injury and will be sidelined once again. “Bobby’s not

available so we have to find a solution for that position,” said

Jol. “Of course last week Clint scored two goals and it’s not all

about Bobby. “Of course he’s a good target man but we have to come

up with another solution up front. “Moussa Dembele came on against

Wolves last weekend and did well so hopefully he can have a big say

in the game.” While Fulham’s progress to the Europa League group

stages looks all but certain, pressure is mounting on Dnipro boss

Ramos. The Spaniard – who controversially replaced current Fulham

boss Jol as Tottenham manager four years ago – has denied he fears

the sack and has vowed to bounce back from last week’s

disappointment. “It is clear that after the result in the first

match that we are not the favourites,” he said. “At the same time,

I’ll tell the players before the game, ‘You do not need to think

that we have to score four goals’. “We need to go out and score the

first goal. If that happens, everything can change internally and

you can start playing better. “Then we must try to score the second

goal and then the third. “There is no need to convince the players.

“We must try to score as much as possible during the match.”