Fulham are seriously considering entering an U21 side into next season's Checkatrade Trophy, should they be invited to do so.
League One and Two clubs recently agreed to keeping last season's format for the competition, where 16 Category One clubs were invited into the competition to play alongside senior teams from the two divisions.
Fulham are one of 24 clubs to have Category One status, a list that includes the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and United as well as last season's Premier League 2 winners Everton.
Despite having that status last season, Fulham didn't enter a side as a result of the position they finished in the Championship the season before, which was 20th, 11 clear of Charlton who took up the final relegation spot.
However, after a strong season this year which has seen the emergence of Ryan Sessegnon into the first team, the club are seriously considering entering a side into this year's competition if they are invited.
If they chose to enter the competition, six players in the starting XI would have to be under the age of 21 as of June 30 2017, and they would also play all their group games away from home.
Fulham U23s finished the season in fourth place in Division Two of the Premier League 2, losing 2-0 to Newcastle in the semi-finals of the Play-offs to Division One at St James' Park.
Last year, Swansea City U21s were the last Academy side standing in the competition, but they went down 4-2 on aggregate to eventual winners Coventry in the quarter-final stage.