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Fulham defender Matthew Briggs has signed a contract extension to keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014.

The Fulham defender became the youngest Premier League player in history when he made his debut as a 16-year-old at Middlesbrough in 2007.

However, he has found his opportunities limited until Mark Hughes took over in the summer.

The Whites boss handed Briggs his first start against Port Vale in the Carling Cup, and his performance meant he kept his place against Chelsea and Arsenal.

But he suffered a setback when he was forced to have an operation on his calves, while he also been dogged by an ankle injury.

However, Hughes has seen enough of the England U19 international, who has returned to full fitness, to hand him a new three-year deal in SW6.