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In-form winger Harry Wilson has urged his Fulham team-mates to keep their winning run going when his former club Derby County come to Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.

Marco Silva’s side have won seven league matches in a row after beating Barnsley 4-1 on Saturday and Wilson told FFCTV this afternoon that maintaining that fine form after the international break was a key focus for the players:

“It was great. Obviously the international break, I think last time round we slipped up the result after so we were desperate this time round to not let them happen again. We knew we were in fantastic form before the break. We were determined to continue that. To get back on Saturday, put in a good performance and get a good win, we’re obviously all delighted with that.”

Wilson scored his sixth goal of an impressive season at Craven Cottage and believes his form has improved in the last few matches.

“I think my numbers have picked up in the last couple of games, which has obviously been great for me. I am hard on myself. I just want to make sure that I’m improving my numbers each game. I know with the quality that people have got in this team – especially Mika – if I make them runs nine times out of ten, I’m going to be found. The pass was perfect and I was happy to finish it off.”

The winger, who laid on a goal for Neeskens Kebano, almost created another for Kenny Tete after a spellbinding piece of skill along the byline.

“I think to play a one-two with Hec and I thought he was going to turn and I half stopped. As the ball ran free, I managed to get there and I felt that was the only way I was going to keep it in. To do a little skill and then to pick Kenny out, unfortunately he wasn’t able to finish it but we know if we keep creating chances in this team the players in the box are going to finish them off.”

Wilson has fond memories of a season spent on loan at Pride Park earlier in his career – when his outstanding individual displays helped Derby reach the play-off final – and won’t be taking Wayne Rooney’s side lightly on Wednesday, despite the fact that the Rams sit bottom of the table after two points deductions for financial irregularities.

“I loved my time there from start to finish. I finished on a bit of sour note losing the play-off final but my experiences there, I’ve got nothing but fond memories. The fans, the way they treated me, the support they gave me was unbelievable and the team we had. I made friends for life and people that I still keep in contact with now. I’ve got nothing but happy memories from that place.

To see a club that you feel so strongly for being in the situation they’re in, is obviously sad. I watched their game yesterday, they’ve still got a fantastic team and more than capable of picking up another points. It is going to be a very, very difficult task for them to stay up but I think the players and the manager have got to stay positive and show the fans that they are fighting for the badge. Who knows what will happen come the end of the season?

He knows that Derby will be desperate to prove a point to the rest of the division and follow up Sunday’s sensational win over Bournemouth with another big scalp.

“Definitely. They’ve got nothing to lose. No one’s backing them to stay up and they’ll want to prove everything wrong. It’s up to us to keep our good run going and a win on Wednesday sets us up nicely for the weekend.”