Keller hints at Cottage stay
Fulham keeper Kasey Keller has said he could stay with the Cottagers even if they get relegated.
Last Updated: 05/04/08 11:57am
Fulham shot-stopper Kasey Keller has said he could stay with the Cottagers even if they get relegated.
The American's comments come as the second-from-bottom Cottagers are facing the Premier League drop, being six points from safety with six games to go.
They must pick up points at home to Sunderland on Saturday, with Keller due to continue in nets for the game after displacing Antti Niemi between the sticks.
If Fulham do get relegated, there has been speculation that the 38-year-old could return to America to ply his trade in the summer, but he would like to stay in London.
He told the Daily Star: "Of course it would be even better if we were still in the Premier League.
"But I wouldn't rule out staying if that weren't the case.
"I've spent most of my professional career in London and absolutely love it here.
"A couple of weeks ago we had a chat about the possibility of staying next season.
"But it would have to be later on before we got down to serious talks about that."
Keller faces a stern-test against Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones on Saturday and is relishing the challenge.
He said: "I've been on the opposite side to Kenwyne when he was playing for Trinidad against the USA and I did all right.
"So maybe we can shut him out this time as well."
He denies Saturday's match is a 'must-win' game for the Cottagers, saying: "I've heard a lot about 'must-win' games recently, but that isn't the case for Fulham just yet.
"Derby last Saturday was a must-win game for them, but we've a while to go yet, hopefully, before that idea applies to us."