MARTIN Jol has told Marcello Trotta he must do the business on loan before being considered for Fulham's first team.
The 20-year-old striker has made just three substitute appearances for the Whites, spending time out on loan at Wycombe, Watford and Brentford.
Trotta returned to Griffin Park for a second spell earlier this month after finding his chances at Craven Cottage limited.
And Jol insists the Italian has to shine on loan before forcing his way into Fulham's plans.
“For a player like Trotta it's not easy to break into the first team [at Fulham]," said the Dutch manager.
“Trotta scored nine or 10 goals but in a lower league at Brentford, which is good.
“Hopefully for him he can score more goals now and step up a gear.
“Then maybe he can play for Fulham in the next couple of years."
Trotta's return to TW8 was greeted with a mixed reaction from Bees fans following his last-gasp penalty miss that cost them promotion against Doncaster on the final day of the season.
However, Jol says Brentford are lucky to have the goal-getter.
He added: “Trotta is a goal machine. I think they [Brentford fans] should be very happy to get player like him back.
"I wouldn't say he is the finished article because he's not, but he gets around the box and can score goals.
“He has the right mentality, otherwise he wouldn't have gone there.
"He would probably have gone to another club because there were more options for him.”
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