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Fulham Sign Pringle, Lonergan

On Friday, Fulham announced the expected signings of winger Ben Pringle and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

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Pringle, who was one of the few bright spots of Rotherham's 14/15 season, is a player who will immediately compete for a starting XI position while providing needed depth to Fulham's wide midfield ranks. The 26-year-old only contributed 3 goals and 7 assists for the Millers last season, but is best known for his high work rate and ability to supply quality service into the box from the wing. This is an area Fulham struggled in, especially frustrating with a towering Matt Smith waiting in the box as a target man. It will be interesting to see how Kit inserts him into the lineup as he predominantly played left midfield last season, a position usually reserved for Alex Kacaniklic when playing well. Luckily, Pringle is versatile having spent time at right mid and even attacking mid in the past. To give you a better idea of his play, here's a short highlight video:

Lonergan comes in as an experienced goalkeeper who should push Marcus Bettinelli, but ultimately will back him up between the sticks. The 30-year-old former England U-20 player has spent his career with Preston North End (being loaned out to a handful of clubs during that time), Leeds, and Bolton. He appeared 32 times last season for the Wanderers, compiling 7 shutouts.

Both players have been brought in on free transfers and have inked two year deals that include a one year club option. Overall, although there is still much more work to be done, these are both positive signings for Fulham.