Derby midfielder Giles Barnes admits he is desperate to turn his loan deal at Fulham into a permanent move.
The 20-year-old has been with the Premier League club since January but heel and knee injuries have meant he has yet to make a first-team appearance for Roy Hodgson's men.
Barnes told Fulham's official website: "It would be disappointing to go back, because I believe I can play at this level."
He added: "I've set my heart on staying with Fulham. If they want to extend my stay I'd be very happy to do so.
"It's been a big frustration not to play but there's eight games left so there's still time."
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