Fulham winger Harry Wilson wants to take the momentum from Wednesday’s thumping win at Birmingham into tomorrow’s clash against Reading at Craven Cottage.

The Welsh international returned to the starting line-up with devastating effect at St. Andrew’s in midweek – scoring one and making another as the Whites stormed back to the top of the table in style. Wilson told FFCTV that Marco Silva had left the players in no doubt that he was expecting a response after the disappointing defeat at Bloomfield Road and he felt Fulham delivered:

“The manager was stressing to us that we needed a reaction and I thought the reaction was top class. From the start, we were at it. We started well, got the goal and managed to get the second before half time. They had a couple of half chances but I felt we kept them quiet and dealt with their threat really well.

“It was a bit of a frustrating one to miss Blackpool. With the head injury that I had with Wales, I felt I could could have played. I felt fine but with the protocols in the game now, I had to follow a step-by-step guide for five days so I missed Blackpool but I was desperate to get back out there on Wednesday. Individually, I felt I had a good game and I thought collectively as a team we were solid and deserved the win.

Wilson admitted to be pleased with a strong start to his Fulham career – he has scored three goals and contributed four assists in five appearances – when he has been able to get on the pitch, with consistency proving difficult following suspension and injuries.

“I’m happy with my numbers so far. It’s a bit frustrating missing the Blackpool game with an injury and the red card that I picked up, which was completely my fault, so I haven’t played all the games that I would have liked. The games I have played I feel my performances have been good and we’re winning games.

He certainly won’t be underestimating the Royals, who pose a real threat in attack, and knows just how important picking up back-to-back wins is in such a demanding division.

“Every time I play Reading I always think they are going to be a good footballing team. I know a couple of their players and they have players who like to get on the ball, play passes, interchange positions. We know it is going to be a tough game. I think their goal record this year is one of the best in the league, especially in the last few games – I think they scored three pretty much every game they’ve played. We know what threat they are going to have, but we know we can cause them problems as well. We’ll watch the videos on them and come up with a plan that we think will win the game.

“You’re never going to go through the Championship unbeaten. The league’s too hard – you’re playing Saturday, Tuesday most weeks. It is about how you react to those defeats. We reacted well on Wednesday and we’ll be making sure that we can put another few wins together to keep on top of the league.”