Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has admitted he is desperate for a return to action as he fights back from injury.

Dembele suffered ankle ligament injury after he was the victim of a late challenge from Stoke’s Andy Wilkinson at the end of a Carling Cup tie last month.

Fulham boss Mark Hughes slammed Wilkinson for the challenge after the game, calling it ‘absolutely ridiculous’.

The forward senses a comeback is near however, saying: ‘Now it’s alright, I’ve already trained three times with the group and I’ve had no pain, just if I shoot really hard, then I have a little bit.

‘But I think in the following days that will disappear. I’m happy that the injury wasn’t that serious.’

Dembele has also spoken about how much he has enjoyed playing for Fulham since signing in the summer.

‘When I came here everybody was really nice and they made it much easier for me to come into the team.

‘It’s been perfect and the team also has a high quality of football. They are all players who have played in the Premier League for a long time so it’s normal to expect that they are high quality players. It’s also good for me because I can become a better footballer through training with good players.

‘I like English football very much, the stadiums and supporters are nice and the game is very fast. It’s also hard but I like it very much. I’m really happy that I came to the Premier League.’