Aboubakar Kamara was pleased to take his chance with both hands when given the nod against Exeter City on Tuesday night.
The forward was one of 11 changes made by Slaviša Jokanović for the Carabao Cup tie, and he showed his predatory instincts with a brace in Fulham’s 2-0 win.
“It’s good to score the two goals, it gives us confidence,” Kamara told fulhamfc.com. “It’s great for everyone, for me and the whole team. We’re all here to support each other.
“It’s important to take your chance. When a coach decides that you are ready to play, then you have to show that you will repay his faith in making that decision. Also, it’s good for my own confidence to score goals.”
After losing our first two fixtures of the season, the Whites have rallied to secure back-to-back victories in the space of three days.
The Grecians are flying high in League Two at the moment, and Kamara was satisfied with the professional display put on by his side: “It’s not easy, mentally it’s not easy, you really have to apply yourself.
“It’s right that they are a lower league team but they came here with the intention to win so we had to respect them, which is what we did, but we also had to show that we wanted to win as well.
“It’s a long season, a very long season. The first two games of course were difficult, but there are so many matches left.
“We have to be solid and now just have that belief that we can carry on this good form.”