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Fulham youngster Smalling delighted with first team chance

Fulham youngster Chris Smalling is delighted with the senior action he's seen this season.

Defender Smalling has featured in Europa League and Cup ties so far and told fulhamfc.com: "It's going really well at the minute.

"I got off to a good start during pre-season playing a few games and now that I've been involved in Europe and on the bench for Premier League games it's great.

"Towards the end of last season I was getting on the bench more often and then to finish the season making my debut helped me come back strong in pre-season. I've gone from strength to strength since then. The European games have been a real buzz, playing in front of the big crowds in a big competition has been really good.

"It's a bit different to stepping out for the Reserve Team with just a few hundred in the crowd but playing in front of the big crowds and on TV drives you on. It's been a bit of a whirlwind but I'm having a good time.

"There are going to be a lot of games between now and Christmas so I hope to get involved a bit more."



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