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Dempsey: Game improving thanks to Fulham coaches

Fulham's US midfielder Clint Dempsey is delighted with the way his game has improved since his move to Craven Cottage. Dempsey was on the mark again in midweek in Fulham's victory over Blackburn Rovers.

"Goals come in waves," said Dempsey to fulhamfc.com. "At the beginning of the season I was shooting from everywhere and had a lot of good chances. I had a deflected shot off Bobby that went in that he got the credit for! Different things happen and you score in waves and you've got to keep shooting and keep working hard to take advantage of your opportunities. I was lucky enough to get two against Blackburn.

"I feel I'm getting more confident playing up top in terms of what type of runs I need to make into the channels and how I can be a better link up man for my teammates. When I first came in I wasn't really aware of some of those things and I'd drop deep to get the ball instead of staying on the shoulders of the defenders.

"Working with Roy (Hodgson), Mike Kelly and Ray Lewington has developed my game more and my main role for this team is playing on the left side but it's good to be able to play a different position to cover for the team when I can.

"It's good that we have people who can step up into different positions. Also it's good that AJ and Danny are getting back to fitness which will strengthen the squad and make it more difficult to get into the starting eleven and we'll be better for it. I think everybody has done a good job of chipping in and taken the opportunity to get on the field and showed that they should be out there."

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