Steve Sidwell Signs New Contract Extension At Fulham

Craven Cottage star commits future to club.

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a contract extension to stay in West London until 2014.

The 28-year-old moved to Craven Cottage on a six-month deal in January from Aston Villa, with a view to signing a three-year contract if he impresses.

Sidwell has made eight appearances so far for the Cottagers, despite injury, and has pleased manager Mark Hughes with his performances.

“I’m delighted to be tied down for another three years,” Sidwell told the club’s website.

“The main objective was to come here in January and prove myself to get a contract. Now that’s been done I’m not going to sit on my laurels, I’m hopefully going to kick on.

“I was fortunate enough to get a chance to play due to the injury to Dickson (Etuhu), but then on the flipside it was my turn to be injured.

“So it’s been a bit up and down but on the whole I’ve settled in well. I’d like to thank the management and the people upstairs. I’m delighted to be here for three years.

“Initially it was like a trial period and it was down to me to prove myself. It’s gone well and there’s still a lot more to come from me, so hopefully given the opportunities and chances I can do well.

“I’d like to help in the progress of the club and take it where the management and the owner want to take it.

“This has been a transitional year compared to the success the club had last year, but I’ll be hoping to take each year as it comes and progress.”

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