FULHAM don't expect their £17m-worth of new strikers to be a hit overnight.
Boss Roy Hodgson has warned fans that goals galore from record signing Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora are not on his agenda - at least not for a while.
However, he made it plain both would dominate the Whites forward line for the foreseeable future which is bad news for reborn Seol KiHeyon.
Johnson is set to make his long-awaited debut against Bolton on Saturday and that could be the end of Seol for the time being.
The Korean international forced his way back into the reckoning when Johnson was sidelined pre-season, but Hodgson is set to jettison him in favour of the £10.5m record signing.
The manager said: "With all due respect to Seol and (Eric) Nevland, the ideal partnership we've prepared is with Zamora and Andy Johnson.
"But it's going to take time for Bobby, and others who've come to the club.The best partnerships didn't get bred overnight."
The 60-year-old boss harked back to the two front line partnerships remembered best by Liverpool fans of the 70s and 80s.
He said: "The famous Toshack-Keegan and Dalglish-Rush partner-ships came through them playing together over long periods of time.
"So we're aware what we need to do."
Brede Hangeland is hoping for a more skilful game against Bolton than the two 'battling' performances against Hull on opening day and the narrow squeeze past Leicester in the Carling Cup 15 days ago.
The giant defender said: "We have some improving to do against the battling sides.
"We saw it against Hull and Leicester. I think we do better when a team tries to play against us, so we'll try and do that for Bolton."
* MORITZ VOLZ has left a 'will' to his Fulham team-mates that includes a tin of bratwurst sausages and some dodgy CDs.
The Fulham defender claims he didn't have time to saygoodbye to his friends before his season-long loan to Ipswich went through last week.
So he used his own personal website to pass on his stuff at the Fulham training ground.
Volz wrote: "If you are reading this, Brede Hangeland, that tin of bratwurst is all yours - and tell Jimmy Bullard he can have my Europop CDs."