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Fulham winger Harry Wilson was delighted to mark his return from suspension in the perfect manner as he opened the scoring in this afternoon’s commanding win over Stoke City.

The Welsh winger, banned for three games after being sent off for violent conduct at Huddersfield earlier this month, took just five minutes to fire Fulham in front at Craven Cottage this afternoon. Wilson admitted that he was desperate to return to action after his suspension, telling FFCTV after the final whistle:

“I couldn’t wait for the three games to be over. I was quite lucky in a way that we were playing Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday so the ban went quite quick. I’ve learnt my lesson from that, it won’t be happening again, and I was just delighted to be back out on the pitch and help the team get the win.”

The former Liverpool winger was involved throughout the game as a livewire on the right flank and revealed he was revelling in Marco Silva’s ultra-adventurous system.

“It’s great. We’ve got quality throughout. We know the players at the back as good as they are as defenders, they are brilliant on the ball as well, so that sets up our attacks well. Us forward players know when to make our moves and once it goes through the three in midfield, we know once we get the ball at the top end of the pitch what we can do with it. We showed again today that we score goals.”

He hailed the build up play that led to Fulham’s opener, which set the tone for a dominant display.

“I think it was Jed who found me with a great pass through and then I found Bobby and Mitro’s touch was perfect for me to run on. It was a pretty simple finish in the end, but that got us off to a great start. I felt we built on it from there. They had a few chances through set plays, but we said at half time that was probably the only way they were going to hurt us, so we are happy with the performance.

Wilson admitted that he would rather forego the international break given how well Fulham have started the season – and wants to ensure he is back at full sharpness for the trip to Blackpool in September.

“There’s a great feel around the camp. We probably don’t want it [the international break] to happen to be fair because we’re feel like we’re on a great run. We’ve won four and drawn one of the first five. If someone had offered that as a start, we’d have snapped their hand off for it. We’ve got to make sure that the boys who go away on internationals come back fit and the ones who don’t train hard and we’re ready to go again in two weeks.”