Last Updated: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:58
Fulham manager Martin Jol is glad he took a gamble on Russia international Pavel Pogrebnyak.
The 28-year-old striker has proved an inspired deadline-day capture for the Cottagers, having netted five goals in his first three Barclays Premier League matches.
Pogrebnyak's short-term deal runs to the end of the season and Jol has indicated talks to extend the striker's stay are under way.
When asked why other clubs did not take a chance on him, Jol said: "It is very easy. He only scored one in 18 and wasn't always playing.
"In England you want the best and they probably thought he was not good enough for their teams or had other targets.
"He was on my list for the last couple of years and I knew he was the type of player who could fit in with us and we were lucky to get him."
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