Shine On

Wednesday 13 September 2017 13:10

David Button is sporting a lovely pair of black eyes - the result of an accidental training ground collision - when he walks into the communications office for his official matchday programme interview.

But you get the feeling that it would take more than a couple of shiners for Button to relinquish his starting spot between the sticks.

Having watched last term’s run-in to the Play-Offs from the substitutes’ bench, Button was back in for this season’s opener against Norwich City and been ever-present in the league since. He’s keen for that to continue.

“Looking back on last season, there were some highs and there were some lows, as is the life of a goalkeeper,” concedes Button. “There are things I’d like to improve on and hopefully I’ll get the chance to show everyone this season what I can do.

“Was it hard watching the run-in from the bench? Yes and no. Every footballer is desperate to play but I fully understood the reasons why I wasn’t. I was behind the lads and wishing them well. It was unfortunate we couldn’t get over the line so there was frustration there. But the season as a whole was a very good one for Fulham.”

To read the full interview with Button, get your hands on the programme on Wednesday.

Other highlights from the publication include:

  • Chairman Shahid Khan brings fans an exciting update on the Riverside Stand redevelopment
  • Slaviša Jokanović and Tom Cairney pen their latest columns
  • Liam Rosenior recalls his spells at Fulham and Hull City
  • Kevin McDonald takes our nine-dart challenge
  • Bjarne Goldbaek talks us through a Fulham-related picture of him
  • Allan ‘Sniffer’ Clarke picks his Whites ‘Dream Team’
  • And Gordon Davies discusses everything FFC

Priced £3.50, the 100-page publication is available from various sellers on Stevenage Road from two hours before kick-off. Or order it online from Programme Master where you can also purchase an annual subscription and past editions.

For just £1.99, the programme is also available as a digital download on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac via Pocketmags from 1am on Wednesday morning.

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