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One to look out for

Our young Australia international centre-back Adrian Leijer is being tipped to feature at first-team level next season.

The 22-year old signed last summer from Melbourne Victory and has been a regular for the reserve team since and has also received his first call up to the Australian Senior side.

Billy McKinlay believes Leijer will be ready to make the step up to the First team in the new season.

McKinlay explained to the official site

'Next season I'll be looking for Adrian to certainly make an impact in the first-team squad.

'He should be aiming to play games for us and certainly contribute to a successful season for the club. He is more than capable of doing that.

'We're really pleased with the way he's come in and adapted to the football in this part of the world.

'Everybody is very happy with him; he's a joy to work with. He comes in, gives it his best and works hard. He's willing to listen and learn and we have high hopes.'

At six-foot-one Leijer certainly has the physical presence to make it in the premiership. Plus with the impressive Hangeland alongside him could grow into an impressive pairing.




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Writer: orange_emu Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 21 2008

Time: 10:53AM

Your Comments

Lets hope he makes the step up and doesn't go the way of so many youngsters who come here. Zakuani for example hasn't exactly set the place on fire
howrad
He's been out on loan at stoke for all the time! Done well for them!
oranje_emu
I looked at their site they were saying he hasn't performed but i confess i've not seen him play would like to see him given a try in a pre season friendly maybe with leijer
howrad
oh rite! last i heard the manager was singing his praises!
oranje_emu
I can't wait to see him in action for fulham after sooo long, hope he dosen't let me down
Backslash2010
great to have such a positive outlook guys after the despair of the last few months only being eased by that last day miracle!
Fulham Badger
not many Aussies make it in the Prem so it'd be nice to see him become the exception!
Al Billy
why ponder in the past?!?! we have a new manager and a new season to look forward to!
oranje_emu
this year he has to make it or it'll be bust!
Putney
never heard of him lads!
merlin
Lets hope he develops in as positive a way as Billy thinks he can!
donfulham
 

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