Fulham fullback Stanislav Manolev was pleased to see action in defeat at Newcastle United.

The Bulgaria international, who joined on loan from PSV Eindhoven in January, made his second appearance for the Whites and impressed in a more advanced right midfield position.

"It was good to play, it's just a shame about the result," he told fulhamfc.com. "It's nice to be involved and I tried to help both defensively and offensively. People recognise me as a right-back, but I'm comfortable in midfield too. In fact, more recently, that is a position I have played for my country."