Cauley Woodrow was delighted to have scored a vital brace that set Fulham on their way to victory over Rotherham United – and hopes to have left a favourable first impression with the club’s new head coach Slavisa Jokanovic who was amongst the Craven Cottage crowd last night.

The England under-21 international has had to wait for his opportunities during this campaign largely due to the impressive forward of French teenager Moussa Dembele. But, with Dembele ruled out as a precaution after complaining of a tight hamstring in training, Woodrow made his first league start of the season one to remember with two terrific finishes that put Fulham in control of the contest.

It was nice for me and great for the team more importantly to get a win. It was my first start in the league this season. I’ve been waiting for my opportunity and I’d like to think I’ve opened people’s eyes and get a chance in upcoming games.

Woodrow admitted he was eager to start work under the new Serbian coach, who will be unveiled as Kit Symons’ successor today having left Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday to take over at Craven Cottage.

He came in the changing room before the game and introduced himself. He told us to enjoy the game, be solid and express ourselves. I’m looking forward to working with him and showing him what we can do.

He’s in doubt as to what the team needs to do to ensure they move away from the lower reaches of the Championship table.

I think we need to keep winning and stop conceding from set pieces which we’ve done this season and it’s been our Achilles heel. We need to get as many wins as we can and get us up the table. It’s why the club have brought him in. He’s a big name and a big manager. Hopefully he can do well for the club and take us high up,