Fulham are in discussions with full back Ryan Fredericks over extending his stay at Craven Cottage.

The Championship club are keen to tie down the former Tottenham academy graduate to a long-term deal with his current contract due to expire at the end of the season. Fredericks, who has firmly established himself as Slavisa Jokanovic’s first choice right back, has played 84 games for Fulham since signing from Bristol City two years ago and opened the scoring in the derby win at Loftus Road last month.

The 25 year-old’s representatives had opened talks with Fulham about a new deal in the summer and those discussions have now resumed with both parties confident that Fredericks will commit to an extended stay at Craven Cottage. Fredericks has struggled with a succession of injuries and fitness for much of his career but, working with Fulham’s first team fitness coaches Marco Ceserani and Ally Harris, the speedy right back seems to have put those issues firmly behind him.

The Potters Bar-born defender, who represented England at under-19 level, enjoyed loan spells with Brentford, Millwall and Middlesbrough and starred as Jokanovic’s side narrowly missed out on the reaching the play-off final last term.