Having played Sunday League football up until the start of the 2011/12 season, Tom Richards is somewhat of a late developer.
That said, the youngster appears to be making up for lost time and signed his first professional contract with the Club until 30th June 2014. In May 2014, Fulham took up an option to extend his contract for a further 12 months.
The left-back spent time on loan at AFC Wimbledon during the 2013/14 season and also made 16 appearances for Fulham's Under-21s.
In February 2015, he joined Aldershot Town on a one-month youth loan deal which was later extended until Sunday 26th April.