Etheridge's Extension

Wednesday 8 May 2013 14:30

Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce that goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has signed a one-year extension to his current deal, keeping him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2014, with the option of a further year extension.

Etheridge came through the Club’s Academy, having begun his goalkeeping education at SW6 neighbours Chelsea, and the 23-year-old made his senior debut against Odense Boldklub in the UEFA Europa League on 14th December 2011.

The Philippines international went out on loan to Bristol Rovers on a three-month deal earlier this season, but was recalled to take the number two role to Mark Schwarzer. Since his return, he has been an unused substitute for 22 Barclays Premier League games and is highly rated at the Club.

Speaking at the Club's Motspur Park Training Ground on Wednesday, Etheridge said: "I’m delighted to have signed for another year at the Club as it’s been a special place for me since I joined. There’s a fantastic set up here for me to train and really hone my craft and, with Mark Schwarzer guiding me, I really couldn’t ask for a better mentor or opportunity.

"I’d like to thank the Chairman and, of course, all of the supporters who’ve encouraged me throughout my time here and I look forward to at least another year."