Scott Parker declared Fulham are heading in the right direction after securing their first Premier League win of the season.
The Whites beat West Brom 2-0 at Craven Cottage with goals from Bobby Decordova-Reid and Ola Aina.
“It was a very good performance. The result was vital and we all understood that,” boss Parker said.
“We needed the win and we got that. We had a real endeavour about us and were worthy winners.”
The result lifted Fulham out of the bottom three.
But Parker said: “That’s irrelevant for me at this moment.
“What is relevant is the team moving in the right direction and improving and us moving in the right way – and I’ve seen that.
“I have seen that in the weeks before this. Of course the results have not been there, but I absolutely have seen an improvement.”