Michael Brown hopes the Carling Cup victory over Bolton in midweek provides the impetus to put our Premiership campaign back on track when we visit Fulham this afternoon.
There has been a bit of a stutter in Premiership progress, with defeats in our last two league outings that has seen us drop to the middle of the table. Michael admits that a win in any competition is welcome when results form suffers a dip.
"I think a win always helps with people coming into work with a smile on their faces," said the midfielder who netted at Bolton on Wednesday. "The cups are always great and a good distraction from the league.
"With our results in the last few weeks it was nice to get a win and hopefully we can start getting a few results again."
Fulham themselves have not been 'pulling up any trees' of late, but Michael insists nothing will be taken for granted at Craven Cottage.
"No they're not and that is quite worrying sometimes - you don't want them to come back into form against you. Away from home it will be very hard and they will always give you a real tough, strong game.
"In the last two tough type games against Portsmouth and Bolton we've not done well and we don't want to be outfought again, so hopefully we can put that right.
"Fulham have got some great players there and we know it will be difficult."