Riise targets Fulham stay

The 28-year-old joined Fulham from Norwegian side Lillestrom in 2009 and has this summer been joined by his brother John Arne Riise at Craven Cottage.

Riise told the Fulham Chronicle: “My first year here under Roy Hodgson was good. I played in almost every Europa game and the first year in the Premiership was good.

“The second year when Mark Hughes came in I didn’t get many chances to prove myself, so that’s why I went on loan so I didn’t lose my place in the national team.

“I don’t like to quit, so I think I would’ve stayed here anyway and tried to fight.

“But you can see early on if you get an opportunity to play in games, and so far under the new manager it’s been great.

“He is giving everyone opportunities and the chance to prove themselves.

“Hopefully I can impress and stay on. I love it here, my family love it, so I would like to stay as long as possible.”