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Tom Cairney: 'I can perform in Premier League'

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney says that he has what it takes to impress at Premier League level.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney has insisted that he has the quality to impress as a Premier League player.

The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Cottagers this season, scoring 12 goals and setting up 10 more to help his side surge into the Championship playoffs.

The Scotland international also has a pass accuracy of 92.65%, a figure that ranks him sixth among Europe's top five leagues including the Championship, just behind the likes of Thiago Silva and Samuel Umtiti.

Asked if he can transfer that form to the English top flight, Cairney told The Sun: "Definitely. Every player has to back themselves to play at that level and I believe once I get there — and I hope it's with Fulham — I really will show I can do things at that level.

"It's all about getting there in the first place. But I do think it does suit my game.

"You get a bit more time on the ball. The Championship is relentless sometimes with the Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday.

"The way they pass in the Premier League, it would suit me down to the ground."

Fulham take on Reading in the first leg of the playoff semi-finals at Craven Cottage tomorrow night.

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