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Dembele poised for early comeback
13 Oct 2010 - 14:26:11
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has made a return to training three weeks after he was originally thought to have suffered a broken leg.
The Belgium international was the victim of an ill-judged tackle from Stoke's Andy Wilkinson during the closing stages of a Carling Cup defeat in September.
Dembele, a £5million summer signing from AZ Alkmaar, was stretched off amid fears of a serious injury, but has now returned to training and could be in contention for a first-team return this weekend.
He told the club's official website: "Now it's all right. I've already trained three times with the group and I've had no pain, just if I shoot really hard, then I have a little bit.
"But I think in the following days that will disappear. I'm happy that the injury wasn't that serious."
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old believes he has already improved his game just weeks after moving to England.
"It's good for me because I can become a better footballer through training with good players," he added. "I like English football very much, the stadiums and supporters are nice and the game is very fast.
"It's also hard but I like it very much. I'm really happy that I came to the Premier League.
"I don't feel like I have to change my game here. I will learn a few more things because it's more physical here but I don't think that I have had to change my whole game."