Andy Lonergan explains what Ross McCormack told him before Fulham move

Ross McCormack warming up for Leeds United

The former Leeds goalkeeper was urged to join the Scot at Craven Cottage.

Ross McCormack simply told fellow former Leeds United man Andy Lonergan to join Fulham because it is a 'magnificent' club, according to the west London side's official Youtube channel.

Lonergan was Leeds' goalkeeper before joining Bolton Wanderers but this summer became yet another ex-United player to move to Craven Cottage - following McCormack and Matt Smith.

And the former had nothing but good things to say about Fulham when asked by the 31-year-old, according to the club's Youtube channel:

"I spoke to Ross a few times in the build-up to the move. Ross just said 'get yourself down here, it's magnificent.'"

A more 'magnificent' season to come?

McCormack may have loved his time with Fulham so far since leaving Leeds but Whites fans will be hoping for more ahead of next term. So, too, no doubt, will the Scot, as well as new signing Lonergan.

After battling relegation for the second season in a row but this time managing to stay up, Fulham supporters were left frustrated with another poor campaign.

And, this summer, owner Shahid Khan's decision to stick with boss Kit Symons has further disappointed many, who felt it was the perfect time to thank Symons for his work in steadying the ship and move on to a better long-term solution.

If Fulham is to be as 'magnificent' as McCormack suggests, owner, manager and players alike will have to give the Craven Cottage crowd a little more to shout about next campaign - although no one can blame the forward himself for his brilliant efforts last campaign.

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