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Pantsil Wants Out

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Right back John Pantsil has gone out of his way to confirm rumours that he will indeed be leaving Craven Cottage at the end of the season.

The ex-West Ham defender found himself a home from home when Roy Hodgson signed him in 2008 as part of a deal that included the internationally accredited Bobby Zamora. Despite not breaking the million-pound mark, Pantsil quickly entered Hodgson's first team and subsequently held that place down.

However, following Roy Hodgson's departure from Fulham, the Ghana right-back fell out of form and therefore out of the side under new boss Mark Hughes. Chris Baird has instead been given an ever-present role in place of the want-away 29 year-old.

Speaking to kickoffghana.com, Pantsil said: "I haven't spoken about it before, but there is no future for me at Fulham. I know my agent is working hard to resolve the situation.

"I have made mistakes and I will be the first to admit, but to go from a first-team member to having to watch the game from the stands has been difficult to take."

In response, Mark Hughes failed to rule out a Summer move for Pantsil, simply claiming that 'many players' will be out of contract at the end of the season and fan favourite Pantsil will 'have to wait'.