Domingos Quina says the prospect of first-team football persuaded him to join Fulham on loan from Watford as transfer deadline day drew to a close.

The Portuguese midfielder failed to feature for the Hornets in the first month of the season despite promises made by the club’s hierarchy after he returned from a loan spell at Granada and hopes to make his mark in the Championship with his new club. The 21 year old told FFC TV:

“For me, it’s not the first time I’ve done a deal on the last day. I’m kind of used to it, but I’m nervous because I want it to work. For me, it was the manager [who made the difference]. I think he’s a really good manager, I am excited to work with him and learn. I’m really excited to be here. We’ve got a good team, one that can go back up to the Premier League. I just want to play. I know I’ll have to fight for my place in the team and to get minutes, but I’m excited about it.”

Quina, who had a spell with West Ham before joining Watford, made fifteen appearances in the first half of last season as the Hornets won promotion to the Premier League.