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Walton Casuals goalkeeper James Warrington could be the next non-league starlet to land a shot at the big time after having his two-week trial at Fulham extended.

The 19-year-old has been training with the Premiership side’s reserve team and has also alerted the scouts at Crystal Palace, who recently signed Dulwich Hamlet’s 17-year-old defender Quade Taylor.

“It is good to have some interest and if one team comes in for you then they all soon pick up on it so even if Fulham didn’t want me, hopefully Crystal Palace might.”

His period with The Cottagers was due to come to and end on Tuesday but he has been invited to train with them as and when he can for the foreseeable future as he juggles football with the first year of a physiotherapy degree at Brunel University.

Although in the dark as to whether a permanent move would materialise, he admitted he would jump at the chance.

“Without a shadow of a doubt I would take an offer from Fulham, you couldn’t turn it down,” he said.

“I really don’t know what the plans are though.

“They have said when I am free I can to go there and train, I haven’t got a time scale with it at all so I don’t know what is going on.

“The only thing is no news is good news but I am not too sure really.

“I have a lot of university work at the minute so I will probably only go once a week or something like that.

“It has been brilliant though.

“It is more specified as we don’t have a goalkeeping coach at Walton but as much as it is a step up in level, my job doesn’t really change, it is still to keep the ball out.

“I think Crystal Palace were maybe coming to watch me recently as well.

“It is good to have some interest and if one team comes in for you then they all soon pick up on it so even if Fulham didn’t want me, hopefully Crystal Palace might.”