MATT Targett admits it's great to "feel important" again at Fulham after experiencing a frustrating spell at Saints.

The 22-year-old left-back is on loan from St Mary's at the Championship promotion chasers for the rest of the season and has flourished during his four games for the Cottagers so far, after joining last month.

Fulham are unbeaten with Targett, who hadn't played regular football at Saints because of injuries and Ryan Bertrand's status as first-choice left-back, in the side, having most recently beaten Aston Villa 2-0.

"At Southampton I have just been a training player so it is nice to come here, play games and feel important," he said.

"I am 22 now so I am only getting older and I need to start playing games and gaining experience.

"The main aim is to get Fulham back in the Premier League and on a personal note try and play as many games as possible.

"The boys have been very welcoming. It was nice to get my first senior goal last weekend," he added talking about his goal in a 1-1 draw at Bolton recently.

"It was a shame we could not get the win but on a personal note it was nice to score.

"The team have been in great form so it is quite easy to come into the team with everyone playing with so much confidence.

"The club has helped me settle in very well. It is a great club to be at. The staff are all friendly. The club has made me feel important which is nice."