BREDE Hangeland reckons Fulham are safe from the drop after last night's victory against QPR.
The Whites moved nine points clear of the relegation zone following the 3-2 victory over their west London rivals, thanks to Dimitar Berbatov's brace and a Clint Hill own goal.
And captain Hangeland believes Martin Jol's men can push for a top-10 finish.
He said: "Hopefully now we can sleep well at night, knowing we will be in the league next year and look up a little bit.
"It is so tight and if it hadn't been for this really good run recently we could have been in trouble, but luckily we seemed to turn the corner after the new year."
Boss Jol was disappointed how his side almost blew a 3-0 lead after allowing Rangers back into the game after the break.
And Hangeland admits they were holding on at the death following Steve Sidwell's red card.
He added: "I was almost disappointed after the game because we controlled it so well in the first half and controlled it really well.
"The second half was the complete opposite so it was a bit strange but obviously we're delighted to get the three points.
"They came back just before half-time, which was disappointing, and then we knew it would be a fight in the second half.
"Especially after the sending off we knew it was going to be tough and credit to them, they played really well and made life difficult for us.
"We managed to hang on and we're really happy, so too I imagine are the fans."
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