Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez has challenged Danny Murphy to keep up his good form.
Murphy, who joined The Cottagers on a one-year deal from Tottenham in August, came off the bench to salvage a 3-3 draw against Manchester City on Saturday.
Sanchez was delighted with Murphy's goal and backed the former Liverpool midfielder to play a key role this season.
"Danny did really well, he is such a good finisher but he also has so many other good qualities as well," Sanchez said in the Daily Mail.
"He's experienced and we needed cover in that midfield area with Papa Bouba Diop going to Portsmouth on deadline day.
"He didn't have the best of times at Tottenham and it's up to him to show that he has got a future here. It is not a loan as some people think.
"He's here until the end of the season and has the chance to show what he can do."
Murphy admits it was a frustrating time for him at Tottenham, where he was only given limited opportunities to impress.
But he is hoping to play on for a few more years at the top level and is confident he has a lot to offer Fulham.
The 30-year-old said: "Things didn't work out for me there (at Tottenham).
"Martin Jol obviously didn't pick me too often, but I've come here to revive my career and not just act as a mentor to younger players."