Fulham have recently bolstered their squad with the addition of Chelsea defender Michael Hector, who will arrive at Craven Cottage in the January transfer window.
The 27-year-old became Fulham’s seventh senior signing of the summer, arriving on a two-year deal from the Blues after a bitterly disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge.
The central defender failed to make a single first-team appearance for Chelsea since signing from Championship side Reading in 2015, and has since endured spells out on loan with the Royals, Hull City and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Last season, Hector established himself as one of the best defenders in the second tier on loan with Sheffield Wednesday, who lost out in the race to secure his services in the summer transfer window.
Hector will now train with Fulham up until January, where he will be looking to play week in, week out for a side that will be hoping to be in and around the automatic promotion places come the New Year.
FLW Chief Editor Sam Rourke recently caught up with Sky Sports presenter David Prutton, who offered his thoughts on Fulham’s latest transfer deal.
Prutton said that Hector’s arrival will certainly add more “solidity” to the side, saying: “At this level, Hector has still got a lot to prove. I think from what we’ve seen so far, Fulham look like a team who can make a real dent in this league, but consistency wise, it hasn’t quite been there.
“Their front-line is pretty stellar for this level, but they can’t just rely on outscoring the opposition, they have got to ensure that there is some sort of solidity in the side.
“With Scott Parker in charge, he’s able to attract players of Hector’s calibre to the club.”
Fulham host promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion in Saturday’s early kick-off, where Parker’s side will be hoping to get back to winning ways after two games without a victory.