New Deal & Loan For Adebayo

Tuesday 9 January 2018 10:00

The Club is pleased to announce that Elijah Adebayo has penned a contract extension, tying him to Fulham until the summer of 2019.

The powerful striker, who turned 20 on Sunday, has also joined Cheltenham Town on loan until the end of the season.

He could make his debut for the Robins, who currently sit 14th in Sky Bet League Two, when they host Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Adebayo took in successful loan spells at Slough Town and Bognor Regis last season, scoring a hat-trick on his debut for the former, but will now get the chance to sample Football League action for the first time.

“I’m really pleased to sign a new contract,” said Adebayo. “I’ve worked really hard this year and I’m just looking forward to kicking on over the next year and half.

“People always told me that the harder you work the luckier you get. I’ve taken my chances this year when they’ve come but it is really about kicking on and taking the next step. 

"I’m really looking forward to testing myself in the Football League, I’ve had spells at different places but not in the League so it will be nice to get out and show what I can do, hopefully scoring a few more goals.”