Tom Cairney has reiterated that he remains happy at Fulham – and his sole focus is helping the Whites return to the Premier League.
The Fulham captain was the subject of frenzied transfer speculation during the January transfer window, with Premier League clubs West Brom and West Ham linked with moves for his signature. Sky Sports even suggested that Cairney, who has missed a large chunk of this season with a troublesome knee injury, had told Fulham that he wanted to move to the London Stadium.
But, speaking to FulhamFCTV, the Scottish international said that he had learned not to pay too much attention to transfer speculation over the course of his career and insisted he wanted to help Slavisa Jokanovic’s side reach the top flight:
I can’t do anything more than I did in the summer, I signed an extension, there was a lot going off in the summer and then a bit in January as everyone knew. It’s just one of those things in football, if things like that happen it’s because I’m doing the right things but I’m happy here and just want to carry on playing football and hopefully get this team back in the Premier League.
Cairney, who made his return from injury as a substitute in Fulham’s 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanders on Saturday, also confirmed that he is feeling much more comfortable with his knee following extensive rehabilation undertaken earlier this month.
I did a bit of rehab, just something a bit different to get away from the training ground and get off the pitch and try and concentrate on things to help my injury. It feels okay, I played 20 minutes or so on Saturday and I’ve been training and doing quite a lot off the pitch still so I have to try and stay on top of it.