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Page: Non-league giving me valuable experience

24 Mar 2023
Jonathon Page, Fulham on loan at Farnborough

Fulham Under-23s midfielder explains how the opportunity of regular football is helping his career progression

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Jonathon Page (FUL)

Playing for non-league Farnborough is providing Fulham's Jonathon Page with invaluable football and life experience.

Page joined Fulham aged 12 and is midway through a season-long loan with the club who play in the National League South, the sixth tier of English football.

While he aspires to reach the top as a professional, the 21-year-old understands how important this spell in non-league football is.

"Getting the amount of [match] minutes I've had this season has been really good," Page says. "Especially as in the last two seasons, I've had quite a lot of injuries."

Page is one of over 40 players currently on loan from Premier League to non-league clubs, and he believes it has helped other aspects of his playing and personal development.

"In academy football you don't get exposed to playing against many physical teams, so to get that exposure is really good," he adds. "It adds another part to your game.

"It's [also] really good to be part of the community. You just feel part of the club."

On Non-League Day, Page will be hoping to feature for Farnborough as they travel to Hampton & Richmond Borough with hopes of boosting their promotion playoff chances. 

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