Coleman Pleased With Second Half Performance

Last updated : 01 January 2005 By Sam
"In the second half we were great and could have had more goals. It was a typical derby and we now have players coming back from injury," he said after the game at Craven Cottage.

"That will keep the other on their toes. I left Steed out for two games but he was magnificent and that was the response I was looking for.

"Clarky is back now too and his influence in the dressing room is great. We had fight back in our play and a bit of edge.

"Cole was a great bit of business and the opposition always have a fear factor that he'll score. He was outstanding but we always think we can nick a goal with our players.

"We want to keep our good players and would like to bring in couple of fresh faces. I had a meeting with some of board yesterday and have been told I have more money to spend than I thought."