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Fulham manager Mark Hughes is thrilled with his side’s form following their 1-0 success over Newcastle on Wednesday.

Damien Duff scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give the Cottagers all three points on home soil.

After being stifled in the opening period, Hughes was pleased his side were able to adapt and finally secure the points through Duff.

Hughes has never been worried by Fulham’s slow first half of the campaign as he knew he had players in the treatment room on the mend.

“I have to say we’re delighted with the result,” he told Sky Sports.

“In fairness to them in the first half they did a little bit of a job on us and stopped us playing our natural game so we had to play a different game, compete and earn the right to win. In the second half that’s what we did.

“I think that’s five wins on the bounce now at home. I knew in the New Year we’d come good because I was getting players back. I been here for a few months now and things we’re been working on are coming to the fore.

“It’s never been a worry from my point of view. What we needed was positive results to settle everyone down and we’re the form team at the moment.

“We’ve got big games from now until the end of the season. It’ll be another test at the weekend, but I’m sure we’ll be up for it.”