Fulham star targets Friday night flier against Newcastle

Yoan Gouffran battles for Newcastle in their weekend friendly win over Vitesse Arnhem. Picture by Tim Richardson
Yoan Gouffran battles for Newcastle in their weekend friendly win over Vitesse Arnhem. Picture by Tim Richardson
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Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney is gunning for Newcastle United in Friday night’s televised Sky Bet Championship opener.

And he is looking for a gung-ho start against Rafa Benitez’s Magpies.

Cairney is set to skipper the Cottagers against Newcastle, having captained the side to victory over Crystal Palace in last weekend’s final pre-season friendly in the absence of talisman Ross McCormack, whose future is the subject of intense speculation.

Happy to have completed the testing pre-season work, Cairney told fulhamfc.com: “Every year you worry have you done enough; have you done too much – it’s that psychological thing.

“But I’m confident we’ll have all guns blazing and get off to a good start against the side that are favourites for the league.”