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Kavanagh on high after Fulham goal

IRELAND U21 CAP Sean Kavanagh says his confidence his sky-high after he earned struggling Fulham a badly-needed win with his first senior goal.

Dubliner Kavanagh has broken into the first team at Craven Cottage this season and on Saturday he marked his fifth appearance of the season by scoring the only goal of the game against Norwich.

"My confidence is unbelievable now and I'm so happy. All the lads have been unbelievable and they're happy for me, too," says Kavanagh, who also made his Ireland U21 debut against Norway this month.

"There's an amazing vibe around the place at the moment.

"All the lads are so happy and the team are so together. It's the best I've seen it now in a while.

"I was out last sea son after I tore my quad. I did it a couple of times and I had to have an operation on it.

"But I so am happy now - I'm just taking every moment as it comes and trying to get as many games as I can. I have to pinch myself now.

"I got my first U21 cap for Ireland and now I've scored a winning goal for Fulham, so it's been a good couple of weeks for me.

"My mum was here to watch it as well so that made it a bit more special," he added after that goal.

"She won't let my feet get off the ground, though, she'll keep me grounded. She tries to get over as much as she can and thankfully she was there on Saturday. Going out she gave me a kick up the backside and told me to do her proud, so hopefully I did.

"I was just looking forward to getting out and playing because I hadn't featured for a couple of weeks. So I was just happy to be playing again."