All American Hero is King of the Cottage

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Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy reserved special praise for club teammate and longest serving player Clint Dempsey.

Reflecting on a positive end to the Cottagers' season, Murphy hailed the importance of their 28-year-old USA international, and believes he can go on to bigger and better things in the future.

"I think people forget just what Clint can bring to a side," said Murphy speaking to

"We know that he has a lot of skill and is one of those players that can make things happen out of nothing.

"But there's more to his game. He tracks back, he wins tackles and is a valuable outlet when under pressure."


Since his arrival at Craven Cottage in 2007, Dempsey has progressed to become one of Fulham's most important, and consistent players.

Chipping in with a number of important goals and assists has helped make him a fans' favourite in West London, also winning the accolade of Fulham's record Barclays Premier League goal scorer with 33 goals, 12 of which came in 36 appearances this season.

"I think he's the longest-serving player in the current squad and that's testament to his ability and how much he means to the club," Murphy continued.

"He's a player that always strives to improve. I'm sure there is plenty more to come and I look forward to seeing what he can do because make no mistake he's a very important player for us."

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