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In-Form Aluko Eyes EPL Promotion With Fulham

 

Nigeria forward Sone Aluko believes taking consecutive wins into the international break bodes well for his English Championship side Fulham for the remainder of the season.

 

Victories against Huddersfield Town and Brentford left Fulham sitting two points off the play-off spots in eighth position in the league table, and Aluko is pleased to see his side moving in the right direction.

 

“We’re a team that’s looking up now at who we can catch, who we can chase,” he told fulhamfc.com

 

“Wins breed confidence and we’re very confident going into the next game (against Sheffield Wednesday).

 

“Our home form is hopefully improving, our away form has always been good, so things are looking up for the Club and, like I said, the team’s very confident.

 

“We’ve changed our style a little bit and that’s helped us. We’re very much a front foot team now, our energy’s showing, we’re very good on the break. So there’s little things we’re adjusting, and it’s paying dividends.”

 

The 27-year-old continued his good form in Fulham's 2-0 away win against Brentford, bundling home the opener after his initial shot was saved.

 

“I remember Stef [Johansen] cutting it back behind the defenders,” he recalled. “I came onto it and I just wanted to keep it down.

 

“My thought process was keep it on target, keep it down, and then I followed it in. Luckily it came back to me and when that happened I knew I’d score from that distance, and I just rolled it in again.

 

“It’s good to get back to back wins. It was an evening game, a derby, Friday night on Sky, these are the games that you enjoy as a player. But you only enjoy it if you win the game, so we’re all very pleased.”

 

The former Hull City forward praised the Fulham fans for their support against Brentford.

 

“It helps create that atmosphere,” Aluko said of their input. “We’re happy we sent them back home with something to cheer about.

 

“All through the game they were good and thoroughly behind us, and as players that’s what you want, that’s what you enjoy. I enjoyed that game, I enjoy derbies, and I’m keen for more of the same.”

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