Fulham striker Ross McCormack believes the club can emulate Reading from four seasons back and go on to win the Championship.
The startling claim from the £11m summer signing comes in the wake of Whites first win on Tuesday, following four duds that still sees them searching for a league point.
But McCormack remembers Brian McDermott’s Royals at Christmas 2011 when they were lying 23rd before they went on to claim the title winning 17 of their last 23 games.
“If you do not believe you can get promoted in this league, you should not be in it,” McCormack said.
“We’ve lost the first four games, but three of four years ago, Reading were bottom and they won. So anything can happen.”
The Scots international hit 29 in all competitions for Leeds last season, and only has another 28 to go with a month gone after he slid home to oust Brentford from the Capital Cup on Tuesday.
But true to the unwritten strikers manual on such things, McCormack insists he has set himself no targets other than getting something out of the visit from the relegated Bluebirds on Saturday.
“Cardiff might play one up front and try and catch us on the counter attack,” said the hitman.
“We’ve got to be wise to that and not go gung ho. We have played OK in every game this season without creating chances. We could have had a couple more at the end against Brentford, and we can take that into Saturday.
“I have never had targets at every club I played at. I just focus on getting in the team, playing well and I believe the goals will come after that.”