Crossley wants loan move
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fulham's veteran goalkeeper Mark Crossley is eyeing a loan move next season.Fulham's veteran goalkeeper Mark Crossley is eyeing a loan move away from Craven Cottage next season.
Crossley has spent much of the campaign playing second fiddle to Edwin van der Sar and has become frustrated at his failure to dislodge the Dutchman.
The 35-year-old was briefly the club's number one in November but manager Chris Coleman then opted to restore van der Sar to the team.
The situation is a concern for Crossley, who is anxious to be playing regular football as he enters the twilight of his career.
With a contract keeping him at Fulham until 2006, Crossley admits his target is to clinch a loan move next term, even if it means dropping out of The Premiership.
"I've got a year left at Fulham but I'll be looking to move out on loan next season because there's nothing like playing," said Crossley.
"It's alright sitting on the bench every week, picking up the money but it's better to be playing so I'll be looking for a loan period.
"My contract probably won't be renewed at Fulham. I'm knocking on a little bit now, the wrong side of 30, but I still feel good and I still feel sharp enough and I can still do a job.
"It would probably mean dropping down a division but I think I can play in that division, no problem."
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