Felix Magath says Fulham will draw great confidence from their first win of the season after Ross McCormack’s goal knocked Brentford out of the Capital One Cup this evening.

The Scottish international’s first goal sice his summer move from Leeds United was enough to win an open west London derby at Griffin Park tonight and record Fulham’s first win of a difficult season. Magath, who had come under increased pressure followig Saturday’s dismal 5-1 defeat at Derby, praised McCormack’s composed finishing.

For every striker it’s important to score. When you don’t score you’re not so confident, so we’re very happy he managed it today and scored the winner. 

Besides the goal he looked dangerous. He has no problem going the 90 minutes, he’s in good shape, has lost some weight in the last few weeks and is very happy. At the beginning of July he was a bit heavy.

Every striker has periods when it doesn’t work. I know he is a very good striker and he will score goals. For us and for him, the fact he scored today I think helps everybody to get more confidence and play better than before.

It helps the team and the club that he is now in a good situation and in good shape.