Fulham captain Danny Murphy has told his team-mates not to rest on their laurels after Wednesday’s win over Wigan.
Andy Johnson scored netted a brace to record his first goals for the club, which were also his 100th and 101st of his league career, as Roy Hodgson’s men recorded their first win in six.
But Murphy is adamant the Cottagers must keep their unbeaten mini-run going ahead of a tough trip to Everton on Saturday if Fulham are to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation dogfight.
“We know how important this week is in terms of putting ourselves on the Premier League map,” said Murphy.
“Another couple of results will set us up nicely for the rest of the season, so we want to make sure we continue with a) the level of performance and b) staying unbeaten.
“I think at this level if we defend well and don’t concede many goals, then the way we play our football, chances will come.”
And despite having a record of just one point from four away games so far Murphy has urged his side to produce a repeat of last Sunday’s battling 1-1 draw at Portsmouth.
“Away from home has been more of a problem (than our home form), and we can play better and be more solid” conceded Murphy.
“But the performance at Portsmouth was a good one, where we showed good character, team spirit and desire to get back into the game, even when the chips were down.”