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Speaking ahead of his international duty with the Philippines, young goalkeeper Neil Etheridge says he’s hoping for a big future with Fulham.

The academy graduate, who has recently become his country’s number one in their bid to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, has been encouraged by his conversations with Fulham’s management team. Etheridge has been named on the substitutes bench a couple of times during the 2010/11 season when Mark Schwarzer has been injured and says he hopes to build on that in the years to come.

They think I have a lot of push toward the future. I’m still young for goalkeeper. A lot of goalkeeper playing in the mainstream are 25, 26 or older than that so you can imagine that I have a long time to wait.

I don’t wanna push myself too much to start causing arguments … There’s always a time for things. So far I’m taking the right steps at the right time.