Sidwell hoping for more summer signings at Fulham

08:02 18 June 2013

Steve Sidwell. Photo: Joe Giddens/EMPICS

Steve Sidwell. Photo: Joe Giddens/EMPICS

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Steve Sidwell is hoping Fulham can attract more big name transfers to west London after luring the likes of Dimitar Berbatov away from Manchester United last summer.

The Whites have already made three new signings in this off-season with Derek Boateng, Fernando Amorebieta and Maarten Stekelenburg all agreeing deals.

The Craven Cottage side started last term well with their new recruits but finished 12th in the Premier League after a disappointing end to the campaign.

Sidwell thinks boss Martin Jol is doing the right thing in getting his transfer business done early so the squad can have the experience of playing together in pre-season.

“It’s important to get those new players in early and get the squad nice and settled ahead of the new campaign,” the midfielder told fulhamfc.com.

“I’m looking forward to seeing who else comes in, as last summer we saw the arrival of some very good players.”

The 30-year-old is targeting more consistency next term in order to see an improvement.

“The season started well, but then we went through a bit of a sticky patch,” Sidwell said.

“We picked things back up at the start of the year, but then, as we know, we didn’t finish the season too well.

“People would probably describe our season as a rollercoaster. We had some ups and downs and we didn’t finish as high as we would have liked but there were still positives to be taken.

“On our day we are a very good side, perhaps we just struggled for a bit of consistency at times. We played well in patches and, at the same time, know that we could have played better in other parts of the season.”

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