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Hodgson: No pressure on McBride please

Fulham under Roy Hodgson are basking in the expectation that they will be able to escape the drop from the English Premier League at the end of the season. While some of the injured players are returning with manager Roy Hodgson’s January signings also anticipated to come good, there are people who are focusing on the American striker Brain McBride to act as Fulham’s Messiah and dig them out of the relegation hole.

But Hodgson is wary that such pressure could be harmful for McBride and wants the entire team to focus on the job at hand. Hodgson says:

Brian’s cameo performance for the last 20 minutes against Villa was very good. However, what we have got to be careful of is that we do not put too much pressure on Brian, and also Jimmy Bullard, by glamorising their returns. They are players the crowd have really taken too, recent greats if you like.

But can Fulham escape the drop this season? Maybe not…..

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