Odense ready for Fulham clash

BY foxsports • September 28, 2011

The Cottagers have endured a frustrating start to the season and have yet to secure a top flight victory since Martin Jol's appointment in the summer. While the west Londoners are on an eight-game winless streak in all competitions, Clausen expects a tough match in Denmark on Thursday evening. "You can always ask whether they lack confidence or not," he said. "Looking at the latest results from Fulham they have not won but they have not lost for like a month. "I think that is something that normally gains stability and makes a good platform for making confidence so I am not sure they are without confidence. "I think we are more focused on ourselves. "We may lack a little bit of confidence, especially after recent performances, but we have to go again and this is another game for us. "We can play without being the favourite and that could be a bonus for us." Odense boast a host of Premier League experience in their squad, including former Wigan midfielder Andreas Johansson, ex-Everton goalkeeper Stefan Wessels and Bernard Mendy, who had spells with Bolton and Hull. The Danish side could also field former Manchester United and Aston Villa midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba at the Odense Stadion. The Cameroon international has become a figure of fun in England but Clausen warns he has the class to hurt Fulham. "I think, looking back over the three and a half years he has been here, he has been one of the best players for Odense," he said. "He has had his ups and downs, some injuries and maybe some periods with not so good performances, but overall when the time comes and you look back he is one of the best players in the Superliga."

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