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Jol hails Duff as Fulham's answer to Arjen Robben

MARTIN JOL has hailed Damien Duff is Fulham’s answer to Arjen Robben and paid tribute to the Irish winger’s professionalism.

Duff reached the 350 start mark when he lined out in Fulham 3-0 win over Bolton and Jol was quick to highlight his defensive abilities as much as his attacking talent.

“I’ve known Damien for a long time. I’ve managed teams against him. If you get him on the ball higher up the pitch I think he’s a real handful - he’s like Robben.”

“But if you have to defend 4-4-2, it’s different for him. He will work because he’s educated like that - unbelievable. He’s disciplined and a team player.”