Harrison Reed continues to make an excellent start to his latest loan spell - by winning another man-of-the -match award.

Fulham began the season with three defeats from their first five games, including the 1-0 defeat at home to Saints in the Carabao Cup.

But Reed has been outstanding for the Cottagers.

After coming off the bench in wins against Blackburn Rovers, where he spent last season on loan, and Huddersfield, the Saints midfielder has played the full 90 minutes in 1-1 draws away to Cardiff City and at home to West Brom.

He was particularly impressive against West Brom on Saturday.

The official Fulham FC website said: “Shielding the back four so that his fellow midfielders Tom Cairney and Bobby Decordova-Reid could operate further forward, Reed did an excellent job of picking up scraps and starting moves for his side.

“His four tackles won was matched only by Joe Bryan, while he also won possession nine times, made two interceptions, went on two successful dribbles and played two key passes.

“One of these was a sublime through ball to Cairney who was denied the opener when Sam Johnstone tipped his shot onto the crossbar.

“Reed also enjoyed his best pass success rate of the season, finding a teammate 95 per cent of the time, making him the most accurate passer in the side alongside Tim Ream.

“Sky Sports also awarded Reed Man of the Match, with 57 per cent of Fulham fans agreeing with that decision.”

Fulham is 24 year-old Reed’s third loan club, following impressive, lengthy spells at Norwich in 2017/18 and Blackburn last term.

He joined Fulham on a season-long loan last month.