On loan Fulham keeper enjoying life at Stevenage

Jesse Joronen punches a corner clear

Jesse Joronen punches a corner clear - Credit: Archant

Jesse Joronen happy to be playing regular football after recent injury woes

Jesse Joronen says he is enjoying being back playing regular football following his recent injury woes.

The Finland international played Fulham’s four opening league games last season before being dropped, and later joining Accrington Stanley on loan.

However, a serious knee injury in his fourth game for the League Two side saw him sidelined for the best part of nine months and now the 22-year-old is back out on loan at Stevenage with a deal that runs until January.

Joronen made headlines this weekend with a freak goal against Wycombe Wanderers from just outside of his own box, and speaking about his career the Fulham stopper says he’s pleased to be back between the sticks.

“I was out for nine months with a knee injury in total and it was a difficult time for me,” Joronen said. “I had played the first four matches [for Fulham] and then I got dropped because the results weren’t there.

“Marcus [Bettinelli] did brilliantly last season for Fulham so it was very difficult to see me playing, but then I got injured as well.

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“That was [last season] and now I’m trying to build back up. I’m just looking to play at the moment…and consistently play men’s football.”

Joronen speaks to somebody from his parent club after every game with discussions ranging from his performance in games to life on the training pitch.

Speaking about working with Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham, the goalkeeper said: “You listen to everything that he says very carefully.

“In my opinion he’s a very good manager. He’s been great with me, very supportive.”