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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson believes last Sunday’s victory over Everton has injected confidence into his players.

Hodgson’s men currently sit 19th in the Premier League table, with eight games left to ensure they avoid relegation.

Fulham impressed against high-flying Everton at the weekend, stunning their opponents with a 1-0 triumph.

And Hodgson, who took over at Craven Cottage in December, hopes that his side’s success against The Toffees will stand them in good stead for the rest of the campaign.

“People talk about confidence but confidence comes when you’re playing well and winning,” he told the club’s official website.

“If you’re not playing well and you’re losing – you can speak until you’re blue in the face about confidence, belief and faith. But unfortunately, the first time a couple of passes go astray that confidence disappears out the window.

“All of us who have been involved in football – we know that. There are no words that can help but what does help, in my opinion, is what you do on the training pitch. I’ve always believed in that – that’s my mantra.

“I don’t believe in magic wands, I don’t believe in team talks changing everything.

“I believe that if you work very hard with the players on the training field, work hard to make sure that they really know their jobs as individuals and team players and you keep the mood in the squad as good as it can be – then you’ve got a chance.”