Fulham full back Liam Rosenior has signed a new two-year contract, the club have confirmed this morning.

The England under-21 international has been rewarded for a brilliant breakthrough season with the senior side, having made his first team debut against Boston United in the League Cup in August and kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet in an outstanding Premier League bow at home to Manchester United in December. Rosenior will now remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2007.

Fulham assistant manager Steve Kean told the club’s official website:

“It’s great news for the club and for Liam. He’s done fantastically well in coming into the side and he’s got a big future. He shows wonderful enthusiasm for the game and he’s improving week by week. He’s good going forward and, as we’ve all seen, is a very good one-on-one defender. He’s one for the future.”