Smith calls for Cousin decision
Walter Smith has urged Fifa to make a decision on whether Daniel Cousin can join Fulham.
Last Updated: 26/02/08 1:58pm
Rangers manager Walter Smith has urged Fifa to make a decision on whether Daniel Cousin can join Fulham.
Cousin agreed a £3million move to Fulham during January's transfer window, but the deal has been held up after the striker played for Lens at the start of the season.
Fifa must give special dispensation for the transfer to go ahead and Smith is struggling to fathom why there is such a delay in making an announcement.
"There's no latest news," said Smith on Sky Sports News. "We await a decision there, so I don't know when we will get one of those.
"It doesn't seem too awkward a decision to make. They seem to be taking their time deliberating over something or other. I wish they would let everyone know what was happening there."
Cousin scored in Rangers' SPL win over Gretna at the weekend and Smith confirmed Fulham are happy for the forward to play while a decision is pending.
Staying match fit
The Gers manager added: "The agreement is in place between Fulham and ourselves and there is no way out of that.
"It all depends on the decision that's made. If he can't be transferred, I'm happy to have him, and if it's okay for him to go to Fulham then we will let him go.
"If we have him, I will still use him. I would have used him far more if I'd felt the decision was going to take as long as it has.
"He would have played far more often for us, but obviously the injury situation after agreeing to sell to Fulham, initially was a problem.
"But after consultation with Roy Hodgson he said to me it is better just to get on with it, to play him and keep him match fit.
"It affects both teams regardless of the decision that's made."