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Lauri Dalla Valle says he was delighted to make his Fulham debut tonight, after coming on as a substitute in the win over NSI Runavik.

With a bit more luck, the former Liverpool striker might have even had a first goal for the club to celebrate as well.

I enjoyed it a lot. It was a good crowd and it was nice to get on today. I was hoping for it, of course, before the game, and naturally I’m really happy to have got on.

I’ve been training with the First Team since I’ve been back and I thought I’d been working hard and doing well, so I thought I might have a chance, and it happened, so I’m feeling really positive and happy about it. I knew it could be a big season for me this year so I made sure I kept myself fit over the summer. And at the moment I’m feeling really good, really sharp, fit and ready for whenever I’m needed.

The Manager is talking a lot to all the players in training, including the younger ones. It gives younger players a lift when he speaks to you and gives you advice, so it’s all very positive.

When I was at Liverpool I played in the Europa League, so I think it’s a very good competition. If we progress to the Group Stage, which of course I hope we do, then it gives us the chance of more games throughout the season. That can only give young players like myself even more of a chance to show what we can do.

I’ve set my target for this season to be involved with the First Team in games as much as possible, to work hard, and improve myself over the whole season. I want to keep moving forward.