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Fulham defender Jerome Opoku will remain at loan at Plymouth Argyle for the remainder of the season after the Pilgrims extended his stay at Home Park.

The 22 year-old has made twenty appearances for Argyle and has recently firmly established himself in the heart of manager Ryan Lowe’s three-man central defence, having initially broken into the side at left back. Lowe has been delighted with Opoku’s progress and told the Plymouth official website:

“We’re delighted to extend Jerome’s loan until the end of the season. It was always the plan, and he has done well and is working hard. He’s a good lad and a good player. On the occasions he has found himself out of the team he has come back stronger. He has made that position his own at the moment, and long may that continue”.

Opoku, who has previously captained Fulham’s under 23 side, spent last season on loan at Accrington Stanley, making 25 appearances. His current contract at Craven Cottage expires in the summer, but Fulham have an option to extend it by a further year.