Marco Silva seriously impressed with £13.5m Fulham man who played out of position vs Luton
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Marco Silva seriously impressed with £13.5m Fulham man who played out of position vs Luton

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Fulham manager Marco Silva has hailed Timothy Castagne after he made his debut on Saturday at Craven Cottage.

Silva was speaking to the press, via the club’s official website, after an important 1-0 win over Luton Town.

In past seasons, Fulham have occasionally struggled against teams at the bottom of the table.

Under previous managers, the Whites have almost taken pity on these teams and handed them points when they desperately needed them.

Marco Silva’s side are a completely different beast though and dominated proceedings against Luton on Saturday.

Substitute Carlos Vinicius scored the all-important goal and although Luton had chances, they left West London empty-handed.

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There was a slight surprise on the Fulham team sheet when Marco Silva handed Timothy Castagne his debut at the weekend.

The £13.5m full-back was brought in at the end of the transfer window from relegated Leicester City and replaced Antonee Robinson who picked up a slight knock on international duty.

The Belgian international showcased why he was brought in, even if he wasn’t playing in his favoured position.

Silva hails new Fulham signing Castagne

Talking about the 27-year-old after the match, Silva said: “Nice to see Timothy impress out of his natural position, even if he can play left or right.

“He can play both sides so well and he’s a great addition for us, definitely.”

Castagne is primarily a left-back but showed at the weekend that he can play on the left as well.

Finding a full-back who can play on both sides and provide competition for Robinson and Kenny Tete has proved very difficult.

The likes of Layvin Kurzawa and Kevin Mbabu were never in Silva’s thinking last season.

Silva might have finally found his solution in Castagne who will be pushing to start more regularly for Fulham now.

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Alongside the dominant Tim Ream, Castagne looked very comfortable at the weekend.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise given his previous Premier League and international pedigree.

There are clearly holes in the Fulham squad in other areas, but it looks like the full-back position is in good hands for now.

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