Riise needed by Cottagers – Agent

The 27-year-old Norway international has yet to play for the

Cottagers this season and was reportedly unsure where he stood

under new manager Mark Hughes. Speculation mounted that a

short-term move away from west London may have been on the cards,

but following a discussion with the club, Riise’s agent says he

will be staying put. “We have been in contact with Fulham, and been

told that Bjorn Helge will not be loaned out,” Pedersen told

Nettavisen. “The feedback was that they are delighted with him, and

his chance will come. “They were crystal clear that he is not going

to be loaned out. Instead, they praised his attitude and effort in

training.” Riise, younger brother of former Liverpool full-back

John Arne, has been at Craven Cottage for one year after arriving

from Lillestrom last summer.