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Claus Jensen is desperate to return to Fulham’s bid for a top 10 finish.

The Denmark ace has not featured in the league since December 27 in a season plagued by niggling injuries.

Fulham have impressed this season as they slowly shrug off the tag of perennial strugglers.

And Jensen is keen to force his way back into boss Chris Coleman’s plans as the Cottagers aim to beat their best ever Premiership finish of ninth.

He said: “I’ll feel back to 100 per cent now. It was unfortunate that I got injured in December after enjoying a really good spell but obviously I’ve got to fight for my position again.

“I’ve been training and part of a month now so hopefully the manager will feel I’m ready to be part of things again.

“I’m hoping to get back in. I had a good chat with Chris and he said it was just about working hard.

“The league is very open and we’re enjoying a good season with some great results.

“We were hoping to finish in the top 10 at the top of the season and I’m sure we can achieve that if we just keep going.

“It’s a tight league and everybody knows that. There’s a lot of clubs that are underestimated in the Premiership and we’re one of them.”

Jensen’s future at Craven Cottage has been in doubt following the arrival of midfielders Simon Davies, Clint Dempsey and Alexey Smertin in January.

But the Dane is relishing the fight for places and insists it can only make Fulham stronger.

Jensen added: “There’s really good competition but that’s great because that’s what it’s all about.

“When you keep bringing players it’s a sign of the club is going forward.”