Football - Jol looks to finish with a flourish

Manager Martin Jol wants Fulham to end a difficult season on a high at Swansea - a side he insists are not much better than the west Londoners.

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After losing the likes of Clint Dempsey, Mousa Dembele and Danny Murphy last summer, the Whites have struggled for consistency this season.

Good patches at the start of the campaign and over the Christmas period were both followed by a run of poor results, including the current streak that has seen them fail to win since April 1.

They head to Swansea on the back of five successive defeats and Jol is targeting three points that would highlight the decent work they have done in difficult circumstances.

"I would love to have a good result over there," Jol said. "That would put everything in perspective again if we could finish this season off on 43 points.

"Look at all the other teams around us - 39 points, 40, 41, 43. Swansea is probably the first team of that and could finish in the top eight if they beat us. It will be a boost for us if we can win and for the 800 or 900 fans we take with us.

"The difference between us and Swansea is the game at Craven Cottage. They've got 46 points, we've got 40.

"We were the first team that had more possession against them but two goals due to our defence gave them the win.

"If we had won, we would have both been on 43 points but they [according to pundits] were fantastic and we were useless this season. That is the Premier League, it is a thin line."

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