Chris Coleman says Fulham’s last two wins will count for nothing unless his side can become consistent in the Premier League.

The Whites were under big pressure at the foot of the table before beating Birmingham City in the League Cup and outplaying Tottenham in a ferocious London derby at Craven Cottage. Coleman wants his charges to rediscover the sort of form that underpinned their ninth place finish last season.

“We have not been consistent enough. The team know they still have to earn my trust. I’ll be sick if we can’t follow up the two wins.

They don’t come much tougher than a trip to Newcastle. Yet if we have the right mental approach we are good enough to get results from games like these. We did that last season, especially at places with big, noisy crowds like Newcastle. Sometimes you go long periods without the ball but you just have to be strong enough to hang in there.”