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Aleskandar Mitrovic was delighted after his brace helped Fulham put four past QPR in the west London derby this afternoon.

The Serbian striker took his Championship tally to twelve goals in as many games this season with two sublimely-taken goals as Marco Silva’s side weathered a tricky period in the second half to return to winning ways at Craven Cottage.

Mitrovic was in no doubt as to the importance of three points, telling FFCTV after the final whistle:

“It’s a good feeling. This was a big win, a London derby, a great result for us and a great response. We could have scored a couple more but I think we deserved the three points, we were the better team and we will focus on the next one on Wednesday.

The Fulham number nine heaped praise on Marco Silva for tweaking his game and making him the focal point of Fulham’s attack after a frustrating season last year.

“I feel good. I feel very good on the pitch. For a striker, it is the most important thing to have confidence. At the moment, I have loads of confidence and trying to do my job as best as I can. Hopefully I can continue this form. I have improved my game a lot under Marco. He made me realise I can be used in different ways. He trusts me, I feel great in his team and the way we play.”

Mitrovic was particularly pleased with the way the Whites responded to Lyndon Dykes’ second half equaliser – quickly finding another goal and going on to put the game to bed, which hasn’t always been the case in the past month,.

“Our response was good. We managed the game really well. After the second goal, we scored the third and fourth really fast. We didn’t sit deep, wait for them to attack and wait for the counter attack we went forward to score more goals. At the end, I think we deserved this win. They are a good team, they have quality players. It was not an easy game – we managed to score four goals to win this game.”

He knows that the Championship is a gruelling league and won’t be getting carried away with this success.

“There is not much time to celebrate when you win, there is not much time to cry when you lose. There is another game in a few days. It is a big game against a good side, Cardiff. There are no easy games in the Championship. We have to be ready to fight and we have to keep going together. It is still early in the season – there are plenty of points to play for, we must keep going forward, keep positive and onto the next one.”