Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks has insisted he is happy at Craven Cottage and is solely focused on helping the Whites move up the Championship table as they try and mount a promotion push for the second successive season.
The 25 year-old, whose current Fulham contract expires in the summer, has been linked extensively with a move to Stoke City or Swansea City – although, contrary to media reports, his current employers have not received an offer from either Premier League club for his services. Speaking to GetWestLondon’s Ryan O’Donovan after helping Fulham record a vital win at Middlesbrough yesterday, Fredericks said he was concentrating on his playing performances and was happy to leave the contract renegotiations to his representatives.
I’m happy here, I’ve said it all along. My contract situation is getting sorted behind closed doors and the relevant people are trying to sort that now, I’m not too sure what is going to happen, but whilst I’m a Fulham player, be it one year, two years, three years, whatever it is, I will give my all in the shirt whenever I step onto the pitch.
The attacking right back, whose primary reason for signing for Fulham after a brief spell at Bristol City in August 2015 was because he felt homesick outside of the capital, is desperate to try and ensure Slavisa Jokanovic’s side return to the top flight. The Whites sit just a single point outside the play-off positions following their late win at the Riverside Stadium yesterday and Fredericks hopes Fulham can go further than last term, when they were knocked out at the semi-final stage by Reading.
You couldn’t get any better than that. Promotion with any team is amazing. It would be my third season here, so hopefully third team lucky.
Fulham have insisted that they won’t be selling their key players during the January transfer window and are focused on strengthening Jokanovic’s squad over the course of this month. The 25 year-old defender, who has firmly established himself as the club’s first choice at right back, has made 93 appearances for the Cottagers and his marauding forward runs have made him a vital contributor at both ends of the pitch for the Whites.