Fulham playmaker Bryan Ruiz has set his sights on helping the club secure a top ten finish in the Premier League after Martin Jol’s side grabbed a vital three points with Saturday’s victory over Stoke.

The Costa Rican international, restored to his advanced attacking midfielder role behind goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Tony Pulis’ side, hopes the latest win can be a springboard for a strong finish to what has been a stuttering season for the Craven Cottage club. Ruiz is confidently looking past the 40 point mark that Jol identified as his primary target in media interviews last week.

We had a difficult period where we had bad results but we were playing not so well. Now we are playing very good and getting the good results so hopefully we can finish the rest of the season playing good and getting the most points we can.

We did what we had to do on Saturday, won, got three points and are looking at the top 10. We knew it was going to be really hard. Playing against Stoke is always difficult, they are a really strong team and it was difficult but we got the very important three points.

We knew they’re a really difficult team on crosses, throw-ins and corners but we trained on that this week and I think it was good because we got a clean sheet and it is very important for the team.