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Fulham manager Chris Coleman is refusing to get carried away by his side’s impressive start to the season.

Coleman has made an impressive start to his managerial career, guiding Fulham to fifth in the table to silence critics who tipped the Cottagers for relegation and the young boss for the sack.

But while Coleman has been delighted with the club’s start, he warned fans not to expect too much this season.

“I’m learning all the time, but I’ve got to learn fast,” Coleman told BBC One’s Football Focus.

“We have had some good results but two or three results down the line could be bad, so I’ve got to learn to start to deal with a lot of things.

“At the start of the season we said we didn’t want to be in that relegation five or six come March or April.

“If we’re not in trouble or in that little half dozen clubs that it’s touch and go for, then we can start looking at the top 10.

“The fact we’re fourth or fifth now means nothing – it’s the end of the season that counts. We can’t ask for any more because it’s been a great start, but there’s a long way to go.”

Fulham face bottom-of-the-table Wolves at Loftus Road on Saturday, but Coleman stresses they will not be taking their visitors lightly.

He said: “Wolves are bottom but they’ve got a lot to prove and they’ve had two good results. I’m sure they’ll be looking at us saying ‘we can get points there’, like we’ll be thinking about them.

“I hope this is not going to be a banana skin.

“So far our consistency has been superb. The lads have dug in every game and that’s why we’ve had success, because of our work-rate.

“We’ve got the ability and the technique and we’ve got match-winners, but we’ve got to work hard first and Saturday will be no different.”