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Etuhu delighted to be back in Fulham midfield

Dickson Etuhu is delighted with his return to Fulham's midfield.

Involvement in the African Cup of Nations disrupted his return to First Team duty also, but having appeared in the Whites' last five games, the Nigerian international is back and determined to make up for lost time.

"It is good to be back," Etuhu told fulhamfc.com. "Prior to the recent game with Bolton my last appearance for Fulham was at Chelsea towards the end of December. It felt like a very long time since I last pulled that white shirt on.

"If I'm honest it has been a frustrating season for me so far. I got injured at the start of October and then I picked up another not too long after I was back. I also found myself out of the starting line-up for a bit too. It is difficult because, as I have said in the past, I'm a player that always wants to be playing and doing all I can to help the team. But I can't complain because I've been very lucky in the fact that more often than not I have started games.

"And Bairdy, who I love to bits, took his chance. I have been very pleased for him because he has deserved it. He's been very patient and you'll never find him moaning about the situation.

"That's how you have to be because this is a team game, and when my chance came along I made sure I took it. It was a bit fortunate because it kind of coincided with the loss of KG [Kagisho Dikgacoi] which was a shame as he had been doing very well. But it has been nice playing for Fulham again, I had missed it and hopefully there is a lot more to come from me now."

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