Praise for ‘improved’ Fulham defender Ream

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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has praised the performances of centre-back Tim Ream.

The American has impressed during the Whites’ 12-match unbeaten run, helping them keep clean sheets against Middlesbrough, Burton, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Wolves.

While others like Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic have grabbed the headlines, Ream’s displays have been rewarded with four man of the match awards.

“He has improved a lot,” said Jokanovic, ahead of the team’s trip to Derby.

“He has improved because he is working. He has shown his professionalism every second on the field and on the training ground.

“I am not surprised at how he is working in this team. He is a very important player for our style and how we want to play.

“He is in a great level of form. He must keep going and try to be at the highest level.”