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Hangeland enjoying return to Denmark

last updated Thursday 29th September 2011, 12:16 PM

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland
Fulham defender
Brede Hangeland
Brede Hangeland
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland believes Odense will prove a stern test on his return to Denmark.

The 30-year-old joined the Cottagers in 2008 from Copenhagen, with whom he plied his trade for two years.

Hangeland twice won the Superliga title during his time in Denmark, fending off resistance from Odense on both occasions.

The defender expects a similarly tough contest this evening and is looking forward to pitting his wits with Odense once more.

"When I was here they were the second best team in this league and I was lucky to be part of the best team in this league," Hangeland said.

"We had a few hard games against them. I expect the same tomorrow.

"It's a hard place to come to and they have great support. It should be a good game.

"Some of the fans will have seen me - it's only three and a half years since I played in this league.

"I have taken part in a few games on this pitch so hopefully they will give me a good reception tomorrow if they remember me."

Hangeland will likely start at centre-half tonight and will be attempting to shackle an Odense side including Anders Moller Christensen.

The vice-captain suffered concussion at the weekend but is hoping to face the west London outfit.

"I trained today and it felt quite good but we will have to see tomorrow," he told Press Association Sport.

"It is a big game, it is a European game and also against Fulham so I am very excited.

"I don't think tiredness will effect them. No, not at all.

"We have had a good start and we are looking forward to playing a Premier League team in Fulham."

Source Daily Mirror
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