Roy Hodgson Fears Europa League Run Could Fatigue Fulham Players

The Cottagers boss feels that his squad is susceptible to injuries...

Fuham manager Roy Hodgson has revealed his concern that an extended run in the Europa League could dent his club's chances of survival in the Premier League.

The former Inter manager feels the increased amount of fixtures, combined with European travelling, could have a negative impact on his sides Premier League performance.

“It would be foolish of me to say there is no chance of that happening. I think the team are still strong,” Hodgson told The Daily Mail.

“We’re even getting stronger if anything. But last year we were extremely lucky with injuries. I don’t know quite whether that will happen to us again.”

The Cottagers are set to take on Russian side Amkar Perm in a Europa League play-off game at Craven Cottage five days after their Premier League opener against Portsmouth tomorrow.

Owen Watson,