Sidwell extends Fulham deal
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Premier League club Fulham announced today that English central midfielder Steve Sidwell has extended his contract with the club until 2014.

"Fulham Football Club is pleased to announce that Steve Sidwell has signed an extension to his contract that will keep the midfielder at the club until the summer of 2014," read a statement on the club's website.

Sidwell, 28, came through the youth ranks at Arsenal but made his name with Reading following their promotion to the Premier League in 2006.

I'm delighted to be tied down for another three years.
Steve Sidwell, Fulham midfielder

He joined Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 2007 but failed to make an impression at Stamford Bridge and moved to Aston Villa a year later.

He was at Villa for three years without ever managing to nail down a first-team place, prompting him to return to London with Fulham in January.

"I'm delighted to be tied down for another three years," Sidwell said. "The main objective was to come here in January and prove myself to get a contract. Now that's been done I'm not going to sit on my laurels, I'm hopefully going to kick on."