Clinton Morrison has said that Tom Cairney must focus on performing for Fulham amidst speculation surrounding his future at the club.

The midfielder, who has been linked with a move to West Brom and West Ham, was a notable absentee in the 3-1 victory over Barnsley yesterday, which Slavisa Jokanovic put down to his knee issues.

However, speaking on Football on 5, the former Crystal Palace striker says that agents can have a huge influence in situations like this.

Assessing Cairney's absence, Morrison said: "He says he’s got a knee injury and you have to believe him that he has got it.

Fulham boss explains Tom Cairney's absence from Barnsley trip amid interest from West ham

"Cairney is one of the best midfielders in the Championship. He’s a terrific talent so you know there will be a lot of clubs interested.

“Agents get into a players head and say ‘maybe miss the game’, but he’s got to carry on doing well for Fulham and something will happen for him eventually.”

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