Liam Rosenior has revealed he is excited about Fulham's season run-in.
Fulham have been comfortable in mid-table since winning promotion to the Premiership in 2001, but are embroiled in a relegation battle this season with just three games remaining.
Rosenior accepts the fans would have preferred a better season, but insists he is relishing the challenge of playing in the biggest games of his career.
"The fans have certainly got more excitement than usual at the end of the season," he told The Mirror.
"I am not sure they will take it the way things have gone but it is more exciting than having three meaningless games at the end of the season."
Rosenior is looking forward to finding out how he will respond to the pressure of the situation, and believes the experience will help him become a better player.
"Hopefully I can look back and see it has made me a better player and a stronger person," he explained.
"It is a test for me at the age of 22 to see if I can handle pressure and play in big games or whether I hide and don't want the ball as much.
"It is about being brave, wanting the ball and wanting to make a difference.
"We are paid to be men on the pitch."
Fulham are currently three points above the relegation zone but Rosenior feels those teams below them may have a psychological advantage.
"It is easier for the teams below us because they have got nothing to lose," he said.
"At Fulham, we have got something to lose. We have got our Premiership status and if we go down, we have lost it."