Mark Hughes insisted his decision to field his strongest line-up for Fulham's FA Cup thumping of Peterborough would help his side's fight for Barclays Premier League survival.
The Cottagers proved they were serious about another crack at the cup this after crushing their npower League One opponents 6-2 at Craven Cottage.
"We want to have a good run. I think that's important," said Hughes, whose side reached back-to-back quarter-finals under predecessor Roy Hodgson.
"We're playing well at the moment and it's important that we have continuity to our performances and selection. That was the thinking behind it. We've got plenty of time to recover before the next game as well, so I was pleased."
Diomansy Kamara stole the headlines with his first hat-trick in English football, while Dickson Etuhu and substitutes Zoltan Gera and Jonathan Greening also found the target.
Hughes said: "Obviously pleased for individuals as well - Joe Kamara scoring and pleased with his performance. Jonathan Greening I was pleased for as well. He hadn't had a lot of football but came on and made an impact, scored goals. So a lot of positives."