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Erik Nevland wants to do enough with Fulham this season to earn another contract extension at the end of the campaign.

The Norwegian striker turned down an offer to head back to Viking this summer and is eager to remain at Craven Cottage. Nevland is comfortable with his role as a substitute under Roy Hodgson, having scored six goals in 32 appearances for the Whites after mostly being used off the bench.

The former Manchester United forward said: “I think I can return to Viking just about any time I want – and I like being with Fulham. I’ll just do whatever I can to earn an extra year.”

Nevland is excited about the prospect of competing in the Europa League this season – and believes the Whites should easily progress past Vetra, holding a 3-0 lead from the first leg.

The 31 year-old added: “It’s a good situation to be in, and a lot has to have gone wrong if we lose. Hopefully, it will be a tough pre-season workout that gets us closer to preparing for the Premiership.”