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Dembele targets return to action
Published : 13 Oct 2010 13:56:00
Fulham striker Moussa Dembele is closing in on a return to action after resuming training with the Cottagers. The £5million summer signing has been on the sidelines since being carried off in the 2-0 Carling Cup defeat to Stoke on September 21. Andy Wilkinson's tackle on the Belgium was branded by Fulham boss Mark Hughes as 'absolutely ridiculous' and it was initially feared he had broken his leg. But scans revealed only minor ankle ligament damage and Dembele feels he may soon return to action after taking part in several training sessions recently. He told the club's official website: "Now it's alright, 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." Before his injury, Dembele had put in some good performances for the Cottagers and he is looking forward to his return, believing he can learn more from playing in the Premier League without changing his whole game. He added: "When I came here everybody was really nice and they made it much easier for me to come into the team. "It's been perfect and the team also has a high quality of football. They are all players who have played in the Premier League for a long time so it's normal to expect that they are high quality players. "It's also good for me because I can become a better footballer through training with good players. "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."