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Fulham boss Marco Silva tells fans what to expect from Armando Broja in team news hint

Armando Broja is ready for his first start for Fulham (PA)
Armando Broja is ready for his first start for Fulham (PA)

Fulham manager Marco Silva has waxed lyrical about new signing Armando Broja ahead of the loanee’s potential first start for the club this weekend.

Chelsea sent the Albanian striker to Craven Cottage on transfer deadline day and he appeared off the bench in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Burnley.

Bournemouth head to west London on Saturday and Silva has talked up Broja’s ability to make an instant impact.

“He can add many good things for us, definitely,” Silva told reporters.

“He's a different profile to what we have in the squad. His capacity, he's a more dynamic striker to Raul Jimenez. He will add something different to us.

“His qualities are his pace, his capacity to attack in behind, he's dynamic in his mobility and can cause problems to the back line and we will expect good things from him.

“He's adapting to our model and is in a happy place.

“This week was important for him. He had to understand what we expect from him on the pitch.”

Fulham were smashed 3-0 away to Bournemouth on Boxing Day and have not won a game in over a month.

“I spoke about that game during the week,” Silva continued. “The game after that was against Arsenal at home which was a great reaction from us after a really bad performance.

“We had to do everything completely different. It was a moment to learn and to take not many positives, but to take something to improve to make the players understand and perform much better.

“Tomorrow has to be different. We have to play much much better. Now the aim is clear. It's not about Bournemouth's form, it's much more about ourselves.”