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Hangeland relishing return

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is eager to return to action against Newcastle on Monday after missing three games through suspension.

Last Updated: 10/12/12 at 19:25 Post Comment

Brede Hangeland: Back from suspension

Brede Hangeland: Back from suspension

The 31-year-old has been one of the club's most durable players since joining from FC Copenhagen nearly five years ago, missing only a handful of first-team matches.

But the Norway international defender has been forced to watch from the stands after being sent off against Sunderland, and Fulham have earned only one point in his absence.

"It's been a new and frustrating experience to be away from games for a few weeks so I can't wait to get back," said Hangeland. "I'm used to playing all the games. I've missed a few games but that's been when I was rested or possibly been injured for one game.

"It's been unusual and it's not something that I want to experience again. I want to get back playing as soon as possible. I think any game we play is going to be tight and we know that we can win on a good day and lose on a bad day.

"I expect it to be a hard-fought game again on Monday night under the floodlights. It will be tight but hopefully we can edge it.

"I think we've had a bad spell lately and we've gone too long since our last win and we need to get back on track as soon as possible and play the type of football that we know we're capable of."

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