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Davies chasing Fulham return

Fit-again Fulham midfielder Simon Davies hopes for more Premiership action.

His return has been fast-tracked thanks to their Europa League campaign and he told "The way the Manager is rotating players at the moment - it's great for me coming back because there are good first class games to be involved in. If I can get fit we've got some good games coming up in November, which are perfect for me to get ready for the Premier League, which is the most important thing.

"The Premier League is the toughest league in the world and just because we finished seventh last season doesn't mean we'll be flying high this year. We put a lot of hard work in to finish in that position last year and we've got to do that again this year.

"If you want to be successful in the Europa League you've got to have a squad. Last year we were fortunate that we didn't have that many injuries and we had a balanced team, but with the amount of games we've got this season it was always going to be more of a squad game.

"The Manager's bought very wisely and everyone's fitted in well. I think we've been unlucky in the league. We've deserved a few more points than we currently have but we have to manage that.

"The squad is there to be used and the Manager is rotating it very well at the moment. It seems we've been unlucky and the West Ham result was a bitter pill to swallow, especially after going down to ten men.

"We've had some tough games against the likes of Chelsea and Villa but it's still early days and most of us have been together for a couple of years now and experienced the highs and the lows.

"We know how to take it all in our stride and keep plugging away and playing our game. If we can perform to our capabilities we'll be alright."

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