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Grimmer enjoying it here

20 January 2014

Fulham youngster wouldn't mind extending his stay

Not only did on-loan defender Jack Grimmer pick up the Man of the Match award on his home debut, he also scored the only goal of the game, but the youngster says he would give up the goal for a clean sheet every time.

He said: “We started the game brightly and from that moment we wanted a clean sheet and that was essential and we are lucky we got the clean sheet - Shukes swings in a wee cross to the near post and I just got my head on it and it goes in.

“Shukes’ corner just before that went in near post and it didn’t really swing all the way to the back, which was planned I think, so I went for something different and luckily it worked out.

“Although it was my first professional goal, I would give that up, but thankfully we still got three points and a clean sheet – the manager is happy, the players are happy and everyone upstairs at the club are happy.

“It is a special one for me, especially with it being my first home match. I think it was just pay-back for the Manager and Chairman and everyone who worked hard to bring me here.

“I have settled in nicely. Everyone at the club has been a hundred per cent in helping me whenever I have needed any help.

“Everyone right from the manger to the kit man has been brilliant with me and that helps your football. I have learned quite a lot during my short time here and look forward to learning more.”

If the Fulham youngster was expecting it to be difficult to bed in and be accepted by the rest of the squad he was in for a pleasant surprise.

He said: “It is not as difficult as you may think, especially with the bunch of lads that are here. They have been very open in accepting the new players coming in that can help the team.

“I think right from the time that I got here, it starts with the captain and works all the way down, and everyone has been very welcoming.

“It is still down to Fulham whether they let me play or not against Brighton. I spoke with the manager during the week and he’s kind of hoping that I can play.

“Obviously I am hoping that I can play as well, but it rests with Fulham and hopefully we can find out nearer the time.”

Grimmer is only here on a month’s loan but he and the Micky Adams have already spoken about the possibility of extending that period, if his parent club were willing to agree.

Grimmer said: “He has asked me my thoughts and he knows straight away that I would be willing to stay, but there are more things to it than that – the decision really lies with Fulham as well because they are my main club.

“But if I got the chance to stay and the opportunity to stay, then I would grab it. I am not getting carried away, it is just one match that has gone very well for me, but if I was given the opportunity I would definitely jump at it.”

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