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Baird: Beating Shakhtar shows how far Fulham have come

Fulham midfielder Chris Baird says their Europa League win over Shakhtar Donetsk is proof of how far the club has come.

The Cottagers bundled out defending Cup winners Shakthar in Ukraine during the week.

Baird told fulahmfc.com: "With the quality of players they've got in the side, they won it last year, we knew what to expect but I think all of our players gave everything they had. We definitely deserved the result and we're looking ahead to the next round.

"It shows how far the Club's come, certainly since I've been here. We were fighting relegation in the first year; to finished seventh to get into this cup the next year was absolutely fantastic. Now that we're safe in the league, in the Quarter-Final of the FA Cup and in the last 16 in the Europa League - it shows what a good side we really are. We don't want it to end, we want to keep going and see how far we can go."

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