Last summer he would have pinched himself at the prospect of any game time with Martin Jol's team yet, a year on, he is digesting 25 senior appearances, including six Premier League starts.
"This season has been a huge surprise to me," he told fulhamfc.com. "Last summer I wouldn't have even thought I would be anywhere near playing in the first-team, but I have had chances. To have played so many senior games is incredible, and I've learned from those experiences: to fight as a team, play your part, help each other. These are qualities I need."