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Fulham pin tenuous survival hopes on King

The Cottagers have been woefully short of firepower this season and it’s no surprise to see them snapping up Watford’s Marlon King for £5 million. Sky Sports report that the striker is keen to face Arsenal on Saturday, hopefully adding to the eleven goals he’s already scored for the Hornets this season.

When asked if he would face the title contenders, King told Sky Sports News: “I’m hoping so, I’ve just got to get myself on the training ground, get familiar with the boys and kick on from there.”

Some might say this is a slightly odd move, with Fulham and Watford likely to swap places at the end of the season. The former are five points adrift of safety in the Premier League, the latter are three points off the top of the Championship. King managed just four goals for Hornets in the top flight last season, being injured throughout the winter months, has he the quality to help keep Roy Hodgson’s men afloat?

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