Baird dismisses Hughes doubts

Martin Jol took charge at Craven Cottage this summer after Hughes

walked away at the end of last season. The Welshman implied that he

wanted a club which could match his personal aspirations, but Baird

believes that Fulham, Europa League finalists in 2010, are going

places. “That’s Mark’s opinion and he’s entitled to it – but it’s

not one I share,” the defender said in the Fulham Chronicle. “In

fact, we had a good season. We finished eighth and qualified for

the Europa League again. “We’ve been to the final of the

competition already and been seventh since I’ve been here – the

highest yet for the club. That sounds like ambitious to me.”