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Tim Ream, Marlon Fossey sign new contracts with Fulham


Tim Ream and Marlon Fossey have been guaranteed a longer stay at EFL Championship side Fulham after agreeing to new contracts on Thursday.

Fulham announced their latest roster moves following relegation from the English Premier League, which has seen Ream and Fossey sign new contracts. Both players will look to propel the London-based club back into the top-flight after seeing opposite roles during the past season.

Ream, 33, is currently with the U.S. Men’s National Team for Nations League matches this week. The veteran centerback made 10 appearances for Scott Parker’s side across all competitions last season, beginning the season as a starter before being reduced to a role on the bench.

The Missouri native has totaled 209 appearances for Fulham since arriving at the club, scoring two goals and registering one assist. Ream has suffered relegation twice with Fulham and will hope to play a lead role in its push towards promotion.

Fossey, 22, spent half of the season on loan at Shrewsbury Town before returning to Fulham to rehab a knee injury. The full back played in five matches for Fulham’s Under-23 side during the second half of the season, going the distance in two those five matches.

“I’m really appreciative that they have confidence in me and I’m grateful that I’m going to be around people and players for the next two years that I’ve learnt a hell of a lot from,” Fossey said in a club interview Wednesday. “I aim to work as hard as I can to better myself as a player.

“Every young player has the aim of playing for the First Team, and I’m going to put myself in the best position to get to that point as soon as possible.”

The California native has made 18 combined appearances between the U.S. Under-20 and Under-19 Men’s National Teams, but has yet to debut for the Under-23 or the senior team.

Fulham will learn its Championship schedule later this summer.

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