Young American full back Marlon Fossey has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract at Craven Cottage.

The 22 year-old has endured a couple of horrendously injury-ravaged seasons and his impressive start to life on loan with Shrewsbury earlier this term was cut short by a knee problem. Fossey did return to the under-23 set up at the end of the season, playing in their 1-0 win over West Brom, and was delighted to commit his future to Fulham.

He told the club’s official website:

“I’m really appreciative that they have confidence in me and I’m grateful that I’m going to be around people and players for the next two years that I’ve learnt a hell of a lot from. I aim to work as hard as I can to better myself as a player.

It was difficult because no footballer wants to spend the majority of the season on the sidelines. I learnt a lot from it in terms of how to look after my body better and function better. I’m going to do everything within my power to make sure I put my body in a good position to play a full season.

The attacking right back, who won eleven caps for America’s under-20 side, is now setting his sights on forcing his way into Scott Parker’s plans.

“Every young player has the aim of playing for the first team, and I’m going to put myself in the best position to get to that point as soon as possible”