Josh Onomah was delighted to have made his long-awaited return from injury at QPR on Saturday and is hoping to force his way into the Fulham first team over the coming weeks.

The elegant midfielder, who finished last season in such style, has endured an injury-ravaged campaign and hadn’t featured in a senior fixture since October before Saturday. Onomah successfully came through 120 minutes in Shepherd’s Bush – helping to set up the second goal as Scott Parker’s side booked a spot in the fourth round – and was pleased to be back in action.

He told the Fulham official website:

I’ve been working hard for the last two months trying to recover from my injury. I want to thank all the staff involved with that, and my teammates, for helping me through that. It was good to get back, especially to do it with a win in the FA Cup, so I was buzzing all round.

It was crazy playing 120 minutes for my first game back. I loved every minute, it just felt so good to be back out there playing with the lads and helping us get the win. As I said, full credit goes to the staff who’ve helped me over the last couple of months. They’ve kept me in good nick, and I felt really strong out there.

Onomah, who was left out of Fulham’s 25 man Premier League squad on account of his injury problems, now hopes to give Parker a selection headache as Fulham gear up for a crucial run of games in their battle to stay in the top flight.

100 per cent, that’s my main focus now, to prove to the Manager that I’m fit enough to make the 25-man squad. When the opportunity arrives I’ve got to make sure I take it. We’ve got two games in four days coming up so I’m just looking to be available and up for selection. I’ll be ready whenever the Gaffer needs me to try and do my part and help the team get some points.

Having come through the ranks at Tottenham, Wednesday’s rescheduled trip to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a fixture that Onomah has been focused on since the start of the season.

When the fixtures first came out, that was the first team I was looking for. It would be good to play against them, a team that I had been with basically my whole life. It would be quite weird because Tottenham is all I’d known for a long time, but now that Fulham is my home I can’t wait to go back there and hopefully come away with a win.

Both teams have got positive momentum. Spurs have won a few recently but we’ve been doing well, too. Speaking to the lads, everyone is up for it, especially after not playing for a couple of weeks with everything that’s happened, so the lads can’t wait to get back playing Premier League football.