Fulham defender relishing first team return

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Fulham defender Philippe Senderos is looking forward to the increase in fixtures next season, brought about by the club's qualification for the 2011/12 Europa League.

The 26-year-old Switzerland international spent the majority of last season on the sidelines through injury, and is chomping at the bit to get going again.

"For me playing in Europe would be a fantastic thing because I had a year out," he told

"It will be a great challenge for me, coming back to European action and hopefully bringing my qualities to the team.

"The more games there are, the more opportunities there are for everyone."


Senderos made a timely return to face Sunderland, Birmingham City, and former club Arsenal in Fulham's final three games before heading off for the summer – a reward for the hard work put in as he battled his way back to fitness.

"From the minute that the injury happened I tried to put myself in recovery mode, that's what kept me going and made me comeback quicker," he continued.

"It's different for everyone, but for me I needed to be busy and keep working hard, whether it's in the gym or anything. I try and keep my mind busy as well; I think it's very important to open yourself up to everything.

"On the physical side, we set up a plan with the medical staff here. I was busy every single day and that's what I needed to keep going and not just switch off.

"That showed in my recovery, I came back really sharp and I felt really good."

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