Cauley Woodrow has called on his Fulham team-mates to build on the momentum generated by Saturday’s win over Newcastle as they bid to claw themselves towards Premier League safety.
The 19 year-old striker enjoyed an excellent home debut in the 1-0 win over the Magpies at Craven Cottage this weekend and believes that maintaining the standards set during that success can help Felix Magath’s side pull off another great escape.
The boys are buzzing. It was a great result. But we don’t want to get too carried away so hopefully we can push on and try and get some more results.
I thought we played really well compared to last week at Cardiff City when we didn’t put in a great performance. It was nice to play well at home.
We don’t go into any game thinking we’re going to lose. We’ve got some good games coming up at home so if we play like we did on Saturday I don’t see why we can’t stay up.
Woodrow almost capped an impressive display with a goal, but his second half strike was correctly chalked off for offside after John Heitinga’s long-distance drive was adjudged not to have crossed the line by the Goaline Decision System.
I thought the initial shot had gone over but I put it in anyway – unfortunately I was offside so it wasn’t to be.
As a kid, I always wanted to play in the Premier League so it’s massive for me. It got to 70 minutes and my legs were going but I got through it and it was great. I’ve just got to try and work as hard as I can and do my best for the team.
The emergence of Woodrow, who also broke into the Luton team at an early age, and Patrick Roberts shows that Magath isn’t averse to offering some of the club’s talented youngsters an opportunity in the first team. Roberts was on the bench against Newcastle and Woodrow feels confident the highly-rated winger could follow in his footsteps soon enough.
I believe that if you’re doing well and the manager’s got confidence in you, then why not. Pat’s been doing well recently and he’s got his chance to be on the bench, which is great.
Despite the euphoria generated by Saturday’s win, Woodrow’s taking nothing for granted. A daunting trip to Manchester City is Fulham’s next assignment, but you sense the occasion won’t phase the young striker. He’s certainly not about to get carried away.
We’ve got to put the Newcastle game behind us now, focus on City and hopefully get a good result.