Fulham swoop for Shorey

England left-back Nicky Shorey has joined Fulham on loan for the rest of the season from Aston Villa.Shorey has spent much of this season on loan at high-flying Championship side Nottingham Forest but was recalled by Martin O'Neill last week following an injury to Stephen Warnock.

England left-back Nicky Shorey has joined Fulham on loan for the rest of the season from Aston Villa.

Shorey has spent much of this season on loan at high-flying Championship side Nottingham Forest but was recalled by Martin O'Neill last week following an injury to Stephen Warnock.

However, O'Neill has now decided he can do without the former Reading man and Cottagers' boss Roy Hodgson has swooped.