Fulham winger moves to Greece on loan

Fulham winger Anthony Knockaert has joined Greek side Volos on loan until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old former Brighton and Leicester wide-man was signed initially on loan from the Seagulls in July 2019. But after helping Fulham win promotion in the play-off final against Brentford, the Frenchman was signed permanently in a £10m deal.

However, former Whites manager Scott Parker immediately loaned Knockaert to Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan at the start of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

Upon his return to Craven Cottage last season he has made just seven appearances in all competitions under Marco Silva and has not featured since coming on as a substitute in a 4-1 FA Cup fourth round defeat by Manchester City in February.

Meanwhile, Fulham’s match at Nottingham Forest on Friday evening is expected to go ahead.

Matches were called off as a mark of respect following the death of The Queen but are now set to resume.

However, policing games could be a factor in decisions if forces are redeployed to London before the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, 19 September.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for the National Police Chiefs Council said: “UK Policing is working closely with other organisations to ensure events are held safely and with the appropriate security.

“Following the decisions of the Premier League and English Football League to cancel this weekend’s matches, we will work with football clubs to try and ensure that, where possible, football fixtures can take place safely when balanced against the requirement to support national events and deliver day-to-day policing.

“This is a unique situation and we are working closely with everyone involved.”