Harrison Reed heaped praise on Saturday’s matchwinner Carlos Vinicius after the Brazilian grabbed the only goal of the game against Luton Town and believes Fulham’s future looks ‘very positive’.

The hardworking midfielder, who committed his future to the club by extending his Craven Cottage contract on Friday, hailed the immediate impact of Vinicius, who scored within three minutes of replacing Raul Jimenez in his first appearance of the new season. Reed told the Evening Standard:

“Vini came on and made the impact. I’m delighted for him — a really good character in the dressing room and a popular player. He looked knackered after his celebration! I can’t speak highly enough of him. He’s come in and had to be patient last season with Mitro the main man. When he got his game-time, he was brilliant. This season, the same. Raul has come in and started the first few games, but Vinny has shown off the bench what an impact he can be for us.”

Reed also waxed lyrical about his central midfield partner Joao Palhinha, who also extended his contract on Friday having come close to leaving Fulham for Bayern Munich last month.

“Everyone can feel it’s a massive boost that we’ve not only managed to keep hold of Joao in this window but that he’s committed his long-term future to the club. An enormous boost for the team, the club, and the fans. The future is looking positive.”