Fulham’s goalscoring hero Bobby Decordova-Reid described the Whites’ come-from-behind win at Leeds United as ‘massive’.

The Jamaican international, again deployed as a right back in the continued absence of Kenny Tete, popped up in the penalty area after the hosts failed to clear a corner and guided a lovely header home from Andreas Pereira’s cross. Decordova-Reid told FFC TV after the final whistle at Elland Road:

“It’s massive. I think it is a good week for us, even including the Bournemouth game, with seven points. I think the lads deserve it. We’ve worked hard, especially coming here – it’s a tough place. They started off well with a lot of energy, we nullified it, reacted well to go 1-0 down and I thought we deserved the win.”

Decordova-Reid admitted that Leeds began brightly and made life difficult for him, but he was pleased with the way that Fulham coped with their period of adversity.

“It was tough. I got caught on it a couple of times. It was high energy. We weathered the storm, reacted well after they scored the first goal. I think we really grew into the game. We had a couple of opportunities with Reedy and Andreas that we probably should have taken, but we carried on creating chances and – like I said – we deserved the win.”

He was delighted with the clever header that ultimately ended securing the victory that lifts the Whites into seventh place.

“I enjoy being in the box. It was a great ball by AP – I just knew I needed to get a feint touch on it, whether it goes it or someone taps it in at the back post, I needed to get it in a certain area and thankfully I did so. I’ve enjoyed [scoring] a few goals here. It is always nice to get the win as well. The lads are buzzing. It was an enjoyable one, a tough one, but we’re all happy with the three points.”

Asked if he is relishing his new role as a right back, the utility man offered a revealing insight into the spirit within Marco Silva’s squad.

“I’m enjoying being on the pitch first and foremost. I’m playing with this group of players, whoever we are playing at the moment, we’re all together. Even the players who are on the bench, you can always hear them cheering us on – and winning games is always important. I’m happy to do a job wherever the team needs me.”