Brede Hangeland hopes Fulham can build on their success of their last two campaigns and consign the memory of relegation battles to the past.

The Norwegian centre back headed the Whites to a crucial league win over Wigan yesterday and says Fulham should be able to establish themselves as an upwardly mobile Premier League club in the years to come.

It was a big relief to win as we have struggled to get points in the league lately. That is probably down to the fact that we have put a lot of effort into the European games and this came on the back of a tough game on Thursday, so it was a great achievement for us to win.

We would like to think that we have now come away from just battling relegation every year. I hope that is going to be the case for years to come and to get above 40 points with still six games to go is a good feeling.

I have a long contract here so I would love to stay for as long as that lasts.