Fulham’s Christensen hoping to stay injury-free


Fulham midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen has told the club’s official website he feels he can stay injury-free after a frustrating year.

The Dane returned on Saturday after eight weeks out and set up the 93rd-minute winner against Cardiff, which took the Whites close to Championship safety.

Christensen has only made eight appearances for Fulham in the last five months, having also missed a large chunk of November and virtually all of December.

His injury problems stretch back to last season – in fact, since the start of March 2015, he has been available for less than half of Fulham’s 57 matches in all competitions.

However, Christensen believes the hamstring strains and niggles are now in the past.

He said: “I’m hopefully getting to a new place now physically where I can stay injury free, because that’s the thing I need to do, to get back to consistently playing and consistently playing well.

“I need a little bit more time without injuries and those stop-start periods, which it’s been for nearly 18 months now.

“So, for me, it was really positive to come back in and feel like I can make a difference and help the team on my first game back.

“Every time you get a setback like that you’re waiting for the moment when you can return. This time it’s taken quite a while, but I think I waited the right length of time.

“I’m just crossing my fingers that it will keep going like this.”