Fulham’s Scottish under-21 international Connor McAvoy is ‘buzzing’ ahead of Tuesday night’s Premier League International Cup meeting with Celtic’s under 21s at Motspur Park.

Steve Wigley’s side go into tomorrow’s clash looking for a win after being held to a goalless draw by Valencia at Craven Cottage earlier this month, but McAvoy says the young Whites are full of confidence after keeping three consecutive clean sheets and putting seven goals past Leicester City in their last league outing.

The classy centre back told Fulham’s official website:

“We’re all feeling really good. We’ve kept three clean sheets in our last three games so for me personally, I’m buzzing. The 7-0 against Leicester was a huge win which was pleasing because it’s been a while since we’ve really dominated a team like that. Steve Wigley always tells us to outwork the opposition right from the off and I think that’s one of the main reasons we do well. We work so hard together as a team from the front all the way to the back. Everyone works tirelessly and that’s why we’ve been keeping clean sheets. Everyone is doing their job.”

McAvoy attributes his development as a footballer to last season’s loan spell with National League Wealdstone.

“I always tell people that it was the best nine months of my career so far. I really enjoyed getting the experience and it helped me with my game so much. I could clearly see the benefits of it once I came back and started playing Under-21s football again. When any of the lads ask me about going out on loan I always encourage it because it’s so good for you playing men’s football.”

The Chertsey-born defender is on Marco Silva’s radar having impressed during the summer tour of Portugal and has been training with the first team this season.

“You never know when you’re going to get the call to train with them. It’s often on the day in the morning and it always feels good. I’ve been there quite a few times this season and I really enjoy it. Being around the first team players and learning off them is as good as going out on loan. Being in and around that environment and seeing what Marco wants definitely helps me.”

Tickets for Tuesday night’s Premier League International Cup match are available via Fulham’s website, priced at £5 for adults and £1 for concessions. The game kicks off at 7pm.