Fulham forward Kieron Bowie is enjoying the challenge of stepping up to under-23 level after starring for the under 18s last season.

The Scottish youngster scored fifteen times in 21 league games as Steve Wigley’s young Whites retained their Premier League south title last term and has become a regular in the under 23 side that has made an unbeaten start to the new campaign.

The former Raith Rovers forward told Fulham’s official website:

“It’s definitely a different challenge because the players are a lot more physical as they’re older. I’m making sure I take it in my stride and continue to perform to a high enough level.”

Bowie was pleased with the way the Whites fought back at Southend in midweek to secure a win in their opening Premier League Cup fixture at Roots Hall.

“Southend were a slightly different type of opposition that we’re not really used to coming up against. They played a more long ball game which is to most PL2 teams who get the ball down and play. In the first half we didn’t play our usual game but I’m happy we got the job done.”

Fulham’s under 23s take on Southampton in league action at Motspur Park this evening.