Sylvain Legwinski was delighted that Fulham fought for an ‘important’ victory over Charlton Athletic at the weekend and believes the win could provide real impetus for the rest of the season.

The industrious French midfielder, who captained Chris Coleman’s side, was in no doubt as to how vital the three points were and told Fulham’s official website that he was delighted with how the team recovered from a slow start to control the contest.

“Martin Djetou and I had some positional problems early on facing [Matt] Holland and [Claus] Jensen. After twenty minutes we got things sorted things out, but I think that is why they had a lot of chances before that. In the second half we were happy with the way things went. It was a tribute to our defence where the guys really stuck together. We didn’t allow them much space to express themselves. We could have had more goals, so it might have been a better scoreline, but we are still very happy with the 2-0.

It was a very important result for us – I feel that we are right back on track now. We had been slowly sliding down the table, but now we have the opportunity to keep in touch with the clubs above us, and with three games left we still have ambition.”

Legwinski was also pleased that Fulham kept a fifth clean sheet in their last six fixtures – which proved an important ballast on which to create openings going forward.

“It’s very important for us to keep a clean sheet. We will always get opportunities to score – if we can keep it tight at the other end then we will always be in with a chance of getting a good result. We have a lot of confidence amongst ourselves, but more than that we have really stuck together to try and achieve something. That’s what happened at Liverpool – we were really choked after the Blackburn result and everybody was very concerned to go out and show that we are better than that.”