The 26-year-old hasn't finished this high before in his career either and is also experiencing the Championship play-offs for the first time, but that is something he's looking forward to embarking on when his side play Reading in their first left on Saturday.
Malone, who has ended the season in strong fashion at Craven Cottage and has gone from strength to strength since signing from Cardiff in July, has been working towards the goal of Premier League football his whole career - something that has taken him from Wolves to Fulham via Bournemouth, Millwall and a Hungarian outpost called Ujpest.
And now he has the opportunity to finally fulfill a life long ambition and is looking to the guidance of the more experienced senior pros to help out those that have not been in this position before.
He said: "This is all new to me, I don't think I've finished above 11th or tenth last tear in the Championship so it's all pretty new.
"I think the gaffer touched on it the other day that it's his first experience too, but we have experience in that dressing room, Scott Parker has been around for years and Kevin McDonald has been in the play-offs a few times too.
"There are a lot of people who have been in and around it so their experience is going to help the ones that haven't been there before and experienced it.
"I'm not going to fear it, I'm going to look forward to it, it's an exciting time and the gaffer said it the other day that we have four weeks now to potentially change your life, financially and career wise - it's a massive opportunity for us.
"It's two games of football, if we don't make it we dust ourselves off and go again but everyone's focus is on winning it.
"I've been working towards this now for three or four years and I've been trying to get there, this is probably the best chance I have so I'm looking forward to it and if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen.
"It's in our own hands, if we win all our games we go up."