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Marcus Bettinelli signs contract extension

last updated Wednesday 30th August 2017, 12:41 PM

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Fulham have announced that Marcus Bettinelli has signed a contract extension with the Club.

The deal ties him to Fulham until the summer of 2020, with the Club holding an option to extend by a further 12 months.

Having graduated through the Academy, Bettinelli got a taste of senior football with successful season-long loan spells at Dartford and Accrington Stanley, before going on to make his debut for the Whites’ First Team at the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

That season he ended up making 45 appearances for the Club, and his performances saw him come second in the voting for Player of the Year.

He was rewarded with a new contract, but the following term saw his progress disrupted by an injury picked up in a meeting with Hull City.

Bettinelli recovered well and returned to action at the end of the season, and last term played an important role in the closing stages of the campaign as the Whites reached the Play-Off Semi Finals.

“I’m obviously really, really happy,” Bettinelli said. “My heart was always here. I’ve been here a long time now, I love playing for this Club and I’m just thankful that I’ve signed a new contract.”

Tony Khan added: “Marcus Bettinelli is an important member of the Fulham Football Club family, and I'm very pleased that we've agreed to a contract extension with him.

“He has performed very well and made major contributions for our team, and he has a bright future ahead, so we are thrilled to have Marcus with our club.

“He's not only a very gifted player, but also a good person with strong character, which makes him a valuable part of our foundation as we continue to build a club that will have the talent and culture to win matches and make our supporters proud.”

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