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Fulham defender Hangeland says we are Top 10

last updated Tuesday 06th March 2012, 4:23 PM

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland
Fulham defender
Brede Hangeland
Brede Hangeland
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland says Fulham are looking to push on for the rest of the season as they target first safety and then a possible top-ten finish.

The Cottagers are on a roll at present, winning three on the bounce to rise to eighth in the table, with 36 points.

While the Norwegian defender says 40 points and safety has always been the target, he believes Martin Jol's side are capable of getting into the top ten at the end of the season.

Hangeland thinks the Cottagers played their best football of the season in the 5-0 thrashing of Wolves last time and he wants them to now push on in the remaining 11 league fixtures this term - starting at Aston Villa this weekend.

He told the club's official website: "I think we played probably the best football of the season and everything seemed to click, so it was a good day at the office.

"When we score first and we're at home and the opposition have to try and come forward a little bit, it makes things easier for us. On Sunday everything seemed to go well for us and it was a really good team performance.

"I think on our day, like we saw on Sunday, we're a team capable of getting into the top 10, so it's all about trying to replicate that performance as many times as possible and we'll be really hard to beat.

"We have three wins in a row and obviously we'll try and keep that going as long as we can. We're confident, we're in good form and we'll try and keep it going.

"Our goal has been the same all season, to try to get to 40 points and hopefully we will manage that as soon as possible and just to collect as many points as we can and see where that brings us.

"We remember last year when we were close to relegation around Christmas and ended up eighth so it's all about full steam ahead right until the end of the season."

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