Last Updated: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:11
Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic has paid tribute to Watford for helping him make the breakthrough into the first-team at Craven Cottage.
The young Swede went to Vicarage Road on loan at the end of January with no senior experience under his belt, but he did so well in his 12 games for the Hornets, that manager Martin Jol felt the need to bring back to Craven Cottage early.
He then immediately made his Premier League debut from the bench in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Norwich and is now setting his sights on more top-flight action between now and the end of the season.
However, Kacaniklic believes none of this would have been possible without his spell in the Championship with the Hornets and it was all down to a recommendation by Fulham coach Ray Lewington, who himself had managed at Vicarage Road.
He told the Hornets' official website: "Ray said to me before I came to Watford that it was a great club for a young player to go to - and he was right. I didn't realise just how good though.
"The lads always give everything in training and games - and they always want more from each other, which I think is something special to have in a squad.
"I'm really very grateful to everyone at the club for having me."
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