Aleksandar Mitrovic is most definitely back in form now.
He played a full part in last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa and John Terry, then followed that up with his first Fulham goal in midweek, earning a 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Bristol City.
Then yesterday against runaway leaders Wolves, Mitro was once again on top form, putting in an excellent performance and topping that with a superb solo goal on 71 minutes that finished the visitors off as it gave Fulham a 2-0 win.
Now on a 12 game unbeaten run, Fulham are the form team and Aleksandar Mitrovic is now targeting that second automatic promotion – Fulham only five points behind second placed Cardiff, although Wolves remain 14 points clear of the Cottagers.
The Newcastle loan striker also thinks that he is reaping the benefit of Fulham playing to his strengths: ‘They know my qualities and they know where I’m strong, so they try to use me.’
The Serbian striker on form and scoring goals can only be good for everybody concerned, including Newcastle, whether it leads to him actually having a future at St James Park or a permanent move elsewhere.
Aleksandar Mitrovic speaking to Fulham’s official TV channel:
“A really nice game, an important three points, we really enjoyed today.
“We played good football and in the end we scored two goals – the fans are happy, we are happy – we have now two days rest and then we have to prepare ourselves for the next big game.
“Wolves are a really tough team. They had some good forward players, very fast, very skillful but we managed them really good today. A really tough opponent to play against but we showed character, team spirit.
“(When I scored) I had the man on my back but this is my style, this is where I want the people, where I like to be and the last few games they use me really well.
“They know my qualities and they know where I’m strong, so they try to use me. My first goal at the Cottage was a nice feeling – I hope I can continue with this.
“The club, the stadium, everything here is full of tradition and you can feel it on the pitch, the fans are really passionate. This is my third game at home and against Villa it was unbelievable, today was unbelievable, they (the fans) helped us a lot and I want to thank them and I ask them to stay behind us.
“I think sincee last season everybody is scared of Fulham, the way we play I can say nobody likes it, because we play with a lot of possession and create a lot of chances every game.
Twelve games unbeaten is an important thing for the confidence and mentality of this team…a lot of games left to play until the end of the season and we will fight for second place.”