Cauley Woodrow has signed a new three-year contract extension with Fulham that will keep him at Craven Cottage until June 2018.
The England Under-21 international joined Fulham four years ago as a highly rated youth prospect having made his senior debut for Luton Town whilst he was still at school and quickly made a name for himself as a regular scorer for the club’s academy. Woodrow was handed a surprise debut at Cardiff City last March by Felix Magath and made an impressive start to his first-team career as Fulham unsuccessfully battled against relegation from the Premier League. The charismatic striker scored his first goal for Fulham in the final day draw against Crystal Palace.
His development has continued under Kit Symons and Woodrow made 34 appearances as Fulham struggled to adapt to life in the Championship, scoring five goals. Woodrow’s work ethic and intelligent creative play saw him feature regularly for Gareth Southgate’s England under-21 side, although he was one of the four players omitted from the final 23-man squad for this month’s European Championships.
The 20 year-old told Fulham’s official website:
I’m obviously absolutely delighted to sign a new deal. I’ll try and get my head down, keep working hard and doing as best as I can for the club. As a player you always want security and, for me, that was on my mind, and when Kit came and told me the club wanted to renew my contract, I was delighted.
The last year has been brilliant. For me to make my debut under Felix Magath came out of the blue really and when Kit took over, midway through the Championship season, it was really positive for me. Just to be playing games – it’s all new for me – I’m still young and I’m learning a lot and still improving. I’ve got a taste of the Championship, I know what the league’s about and I know what to expect now.