Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Davis Set for Coleman Role in Long Term

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Davis Set for Coleman Role in Long Term

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Byline: LEO SPALL

FULHAM are set to turn to midfielder Sean Davis as the longterm replacement for Chris Coleman as their dressing-room leader.

Jean Tigana's side have been missing a dominant force since the Wales defender and club captain was injured in a car crash in January last year.

Coleman was forced to retire last month and became a Fulham coach, and defender Andy Melville has stood in as captain for his friend since the accident.

Melville has been a great ambassador for the club, but failed to inspire team-mates in the way his predecessor did.

Tigana believes that contributed to Fulham's 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday and he complained that he was missing a leader on the pitch.

The manager was today demanding the whole team contribute to prevent that happening again, but Davis, 23, who is out with a broken toe currently, is earmarked to fill that gap in the long term.

Assistant manager Christian Damiano said: "He has the attitude and character to do this job, but he is a bit too young. …

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