Having enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season last term in which he made 23 first team appearances, the Dublin-born defender has cut a more peripheral figure this time around.
He has so far played seven times for the Stags, who he will stay with until the end of the season, but has no indication of what lies ahead beyond that.
He said: “It's not going too badly at Mansfield. I'm here to get some games and match fitness under my belt, and I'm enjoying it so far.
"The gaffer at Fulham hasn't really said that much to me be fair, but I think he just wanted to get in and concentrate on the team that he's going to play.
“He came in, wanted to sort the team out and get some experience heads in there, and I know that I wasn't that experienced.
“I was a little bit disappointed because I played quite a few games last season, but this is a new season. I'll take it year by year and won't read too much into it.
“I don't really know what will happen next. I'll just go back for pre-season and see whether I'm in and around the team or not.
“Hopefully I'll impress in pre-season and go from there, that's all I can do really. I believe the lads are good enough to keep the team up, I have every confidence in them.”