Konchesky hoping for cup run

Fulham defender focused on Bristol Rovers clash

Konchesky: Wants to progress

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Paul Konchesky believes a long run in the FA Cup would boost Fulham's confidence for their Premier League survival battle.

Konchesky scored in a thrilling 2006 final as West Ham narrowly lost to Liverpool in 2006.

He is now looking for Fulham to progress past Bristol Rovers in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday and claim their first win since Roy Hodgson took charge at Craven Cottage at the end of December.

"The manager has briefed us on the conditions to expect on Tuesday night and we know it's going to be tough," Konchesky told the club's official website.

"A cup run can really boost your confidence so hopefully we can get the result tomorrow night and move into the fourth round.

"I love being involved in the FA Cup and no one can take the goal away from me that I scored in the final.

"It's a very special feeling and it really was a dream come true to play in the FA Cup final. Hopefully we can get past Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night and get a good cup run going."

Hodgson may decide to give Jimmy Bullard his first Fulham start since September 2006.

The midfielder has completed rehabilitation from his career-threatening knee injury and came on in the second half of Saturday's Premier League match against West Ham.