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Fulham full back Antonee Robinson felt the win over West Brom this afternoon sent out a ‘statement’ to the rest of the Championship about their promotion credentials.

The Whites swept aside the Baggies, who were third at the start of play, thanks to a hat-trick from Aleksandar Mitrovic at Craven Cottage and the American international was in doubt as to the importance of this victory. He told FFCTV:

“It’s massive. It is an opportunity for us to put a statement out there that we’re a serious team and we’re here to win as many games as possible. We come up against a strong opponent like that and I feel like we dominated the game comfortably so it’s a big step in the right direction for us.

“We’re putting in that form that we know we can do. Putting in great performances like that – if we keep doing that then the results take care of itself. It helps when you’ve got Mitro up front, who puts goals away for fun. Every time we serve it looks like he’s going to get on the end of it. It’s a big outlet. Especially playing against teams with high pressure you never know when you’re going to need to clear the ball, so having Mitro up top – even selflessly running in behind at times, but holding the ball up and laying it off to Keba and Harry Wilson, who are dangerous themselves, it’s a good recipe.”

Robinson praised head coach Marco Silva for instructing his side to press West Brom high – a tactic that Valerian Ismael’s men use themselves relentlessly – which resulted in the hosts taking a decisive grip on the contest before half time.

“Our first two goals came from putting high pressure on them and forcing those mistakes. That’s credit to the gaffer for realising that’s one of their weaknesses and we pounced on it.”