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Harry Wilson felt Fulham delivered a warning to the rest of the Championship after the Whites climbed back into the automatic promotion places by thrashing Reading 7-0.

The Welsh winger admitted his team-mates were desperate to get back into league action after losing to Sheffield United before Christmas and were frustrated by three postponements that robbed them off the opportunity to put things right. Wilson told FFCTV:

“We’d waited so long for that game to come around. We knew our form before that wasn’t great, it took a bit of dip, so we were all desperate to get out there tonight and put on a performance to show the rest of the league what we’re capable of. 7-0 is an amazing scoreline, but I feel our performance deserved that.

Wilson was modest in his assessment of his own performance, which included two goals, two assists and winning the penalty that gave Fulham breathing space on the stroke of half time.

“I felt my game was good tonight. I didn’t think I started great to be honest, but we pressed well for the first goal. It was a gift for me and that gave me the confidence to kick on in the game. To have a hand in all six goals whilst you are on the pitch, you can’t ask for much. To round it off with Mitro’s tap in at the end was great to get another 7-0 win.

I think tonight shows why our form before Christmas – where we went five without a win – was so frustrating. We knew we weren’t getting to the levels we know we can play at. Tonight we were very good, we were back to those levels. It’s up to us to put in another performance on Saturday, get another three points and make sure we keep adding up those points.”

Wilson revealed that Marco Silva is key to keeping Fulham level-headed and he reiterated that the real target is reclaiming top spot in the table.

“The gaffer keeps our feet firmly on the ground. He’s always pushing us for more – even though we won 7-0. There’s still a long way to go in the season and he makes sure we are ready for the next game. After our last big win at Blackburn, we went on a big run. After three weeks off, we’re raring to go. We want to show the league that we’re Fulham and we want to be at the top.”