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Fulham defender Philippe Senderos believes Fulham could equal their record seventh-place finish this season.

The Cottagers achieved their highest-ever league position in the 2008/09 season when Roy Hodgson led the team to seventh in the table.

Fulham currently lie ninth in the standings after Saturday’s late 2-1 victory against in-form Wigan and have four games remaining.

Senderos’ header in the 89th minute secured the three points and the defender reckons the Whites could equal their best-ever finish.

“We have to be ambitious,” the Switzerland international said.

“We have a great quality in the team and our home form has been brilliant this season.

“If we continue like this and playing well and getting goals like our forwards have been doing then I think we have got a chance (of finishing seventh).

“It is up to us now to see where we are going to finish.

“We have very important games until the end of the season and we are an ambitious team.

“We have very good players and hopefully we can look forward to the top rather than looking backwards.”

While Fulham eventually secured victory, they had fallen behind to a superb Emmerson Boyce strike in the second half.

Pavel Pogrebnyak equalised just over 60 seconds later and then saw a 63rd-minute effort hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce down towards the line.

The officials waved play on having ruled the ball was not fully over but Senderos grabbed the decider, much to the defender’s relief.

“I think we were on top in the game and it was a bit unfortunate to concede,” he said.

“We knew we were going to score, though, so it was really good we reacted so quick and we got the winning goal at the end which as very good for us.

“I think our home form has brilliant this and we have done very good over the last few weeks, but we have to give credit to Wigan.

“They have beaten big teams in the last few weeks and I thought we did brilliantly.

“We had a couple of breaks on the counter attack but couldn’t score and we looked dangerous from a few set pieces.

“Thank God I put my head in the right place at the right time. I thought it was coming and it was good to get the goal.

“It has been a while since I have scored so I was really happy.”