Cauley Woodrow said that practice makes perfect after he revealed that head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has had the Fulham striker hitting the ball from long range at the club’s Motspur Park training ground during pre-season.

The 22 year-old revealed that he scored an almost identical free-kick to the stunning effort that increased Fulham’s lead at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night this week in training and, therefore, insisted captain Scott Parker roll the ball towards him, despite it being over 30 yards from goal.

I had one in training similar to that and I fancied it so I said to Scott to roll it and smash it in and thankfully it did. We were cruising at 3-0 and then they scored from a corner and a cross. It was sloppy from us. We’ve tried to stop that so it’s disappointing but we dug in.

It’s really good for confidence and we’re going into the next game with most of the lads having minutes as well. Everyone is feeling fit and ready.