David Elm hopes that a new year will bring more first-team opportunities at Fulham.

The Swedish striker, a surprise signing at the end of the summer transfer window, has made just a single substitute appearance in the Carling Cup defeat by Manchester City. Fulham have refuted rumours that he could be on his way out of the club in January just months after joining from Kalmar and Elm, tipped to feature in today’s FA Cup tie against Swindon, told his former club’s website that, whilst he hopes for more football in 2010, he has learned a lot at Fulham.

Of course, I believe that I am going to play. I have to believe in playing and Fulham know that it takes some time in adjusting.

I don’t need to be in the process of creating the attacks in the same way (as at Kalmar), but just concentrate on being in the box.

There is a lot of focus on being better at finishing, finding ways to run and create chances. I feel that I am constantly evolving and finding new things to do on the pitch. I am also growing on a social level just by living here and meeting new people which is educational in that way.