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Fulham midfielder Michael Brown believes a return to the Barclays Premiership top 10 is on the horizon if the Cottagers can get a result tomorrow against his old club.

Tottenham travel to Craven Cottage looking to end Fulham’s eight-match unbeaten run – and even though Chris Coleman’s men have drawn five league matches in a row, they are still handily placed for a push for European qualification.

Their five draws all came against teams in or around London, and there is the added spice of Brown facing the team he left a year ago.

The 29-year-old, who has been appointed captain following the departure of Luis Boa Morte to West Ham, said: “I had a fantastic time at Spurs and I’ll enjoy this game.

“It’s the sixth London derby in a row, and I hope we can keep our unbeaten run going. If we win we can get back into the top 10 – which is where we want to be.

“It’s a big game for us this weekend – and if we can finish in the top 10 at the end of the season it would be a fantastic, considering the injuries we’ve had. Everyone at Fulham is working together to achieve that.”

Fulham came from 3-1 down to defeat Leicester in the FA Cup on Wednesday, a comeback which Brown believes reflects well on the attitude of the players at Craven Cottage.

He added: “The spirit in the camp is tremendous – and that’s the third time in recent weeks that we’ve scored a late, late goal.

“It’s no coincidence that we’re doing it regularly; we’ve got a never-say-die attitude and we’ll keep going right till the end.”