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Fulham defender Philippe Senderos’ run-out with the reserves against Everton on Tuesday continued his positive recovery from injury.

“It felt good on Tuesday and it’s great to be back playing,” Senderos said. “Whether it’s in the reserves or any game it’s always something special for me.

It’s the first time I’ve put the Fulham kit on so I was also excited about that.

“The rehabilitation went really well, the medical staff and coaching staff all worked really hard with me to get me fit as quickly as possible and to be as strong as possible.

We saw in the game that all the hard work paid off. But I’m still not there yet, I still have a lot of work to do until I can get back to my level and fight for a place in the first team. I’ve only been training with the team for about two weeks so I need at least another couple of weeks with the team – then we’ll see from there.

I also need to have a few more games with the reserves. But I feel good, I’m very happy to be back and I’m hoping to build on the performance on Tuesday.

“It’s been a long time coming because I signed in the summer but I’m really excited to be at Fulham and hopefully I can give my best for the team.

There is great quality here, the coaching staff are very good – we do very good things in training and I can see myself improving here. I hope to get back to my best and help the team achieve its goals.”

Senderos was also very complimentary of the team’s recent form – with Monday evening’s goalless draw against Chelsea setting a new Club record for consecutive home clean sheets in the top flight.

“The boys have been great,” Senderos explained. “You can see in training and in the games that the level of their performances have been going up every time.

You can see that everyone is committed to the cause. We all want to get into the top half of the table and we were close to doing that on Monday and I’m sure the boys are going to continue until the end of the season.”