Pogrebnyak: I don't regret leaving Fulham

The Reading forward says he has no reservations about his decision because the best players left Craven Cottage in the summer, though he admits he enjoyed working with Martin Jol
Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak insists he has no regrets over leaving Fulham to join the Royals this season, because the best players left Craven Cottage in the summer.

The 31-year-old forward was on loan in west London last term and scored six goals in 12 games, striking up a strong bond with manager Martin Jol and the Fulham faithful.
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But a permanent move to the London club never materialised and Pogrebnyak will now be lining up for current club Reading against his former employers this weekend.

"I don't regret anything as the best players left Fulham. It's still a question [of] how they will handle the case," Pogrebnyak told Sport-Express.

Despite enjoying a series of good memories at his former club, the Russian believes the game will not hold much personal significance for him.

He continued: "I wouldn't say it will be a special game.

"I didn't play for three years at Fulham, only about four months. But I follow the matches of my previous clubs. Sometimes I imagine myself in their [Fulham] squad.

"I have never made a secret of it that I liked playing under Martin Jol's management. I hope fortune will favour [us] against Fulham."