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Etuhu loving life at Fulham

Dickson Etuhu is once again enjoying life at Fulham after enduring a "very difficult time" at the club he loves.

The 29-year-old has been a regular for the Cottagers since joining from Sunderland three years ago, playing a key role in their run to the 2010 Europa League final. But Etuhu has been used more as a squad player by manager Martin Jol this season and his frustrations saw him recently admit a January move could be on the cards.

Etuhu is happier after a recent run of starts and he said: "I've always been happy at the club. Fulham is a great club and I'm not saying [I am unhappy here]."

He added: "The chairman gave me a very good contract and I could easily keep my mouth shut and collect my money, but that's not me.

"I like to play, I enjoy playing with my team-mates. If I'm not, and I'm on the bench, I'll obviously have to look elsewhere.

"But the club has always been good to me, the staff have been great to me and the players have bonded. We've been together so long and we've achieved so much together at this club. It's a lovely place, it's my home. I love this club."

Etuhu has been one of the west Londoners' most impressive performers in recent matches and admits he is reaping the rewards of an extended run in the team.

"Obviously my confidence is up at the moment," he said.

"It is nice to get a little run. Obviously Siddy [Steve Sidwell] is injured at the moment and I am sure he will be back next week sometime, but it is nice to be playing and to be part of it again. I've been at Fulham a long time, I've played a lot of games and it has been a very difficult time for me, but I'm enjoying it now.

"People expect you to play at your best after two or three months, but that is not the way. It does not work like that, it takes a few games. Luckily I've had the chance to see some action and it is helping me."

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