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Kiraly draws on experience

Goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly insists his vast experience means he still has plenty to offer after signing for Fulham.

The 38-year-old was an unused substitute as the Cottagers secured a first point of the season against Cardiff City on Saturday.

And after making the return to England following spells with Crystal Palace, West Ham, Aston Villa and Burnley, Kiraly was adamant he still has what it takes despite his advancing years.

"This is my 22nd professional season and I have played more than 750 games," Kiraly said on Fulham's official website.

"I'm always trying to learn and use my experience in the next game and in the future for my team, for myself, and this is important here in Fulham.

"I enjoy what I do and I learned a lot in my career, and I will learn in the future too. I want to use my experience for the club."

Kiraly also stated that obtaining the number one jersey will not be easy, with the young talents of Jesse Joronen and Marcus Bettinelli currently ahead of him in the pecking order, but hopes his experience can be used to help the young keepers with their development.

"Of course, every team has two, three, four goalkeepers but only one can play," Kiraly added.

"But it's the team that is important. We have to work all week for our performance and this, for me, is important. I will give my best."