Head Coach Presser

Thursday 8 February 2018 15:15

Slaviša Jokanović knows Fulham’s recent excellent form will count for little if they underestimate Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites have won their previous five matches to move up to fifth in the Sky Bet Championship, but Wanderers have enjoyed a resurgence of their own to pull clear of the relegation places.

“We must be satisfied but we cannot be overconfident,” Jokanović stressed. “The right direction for us is to be calm, show solidarity and humility, respect the opposition team, respect ourselves, work hard, be confident and brave, and trust we can win the game.

“We didn’t win at home against Bolton. We must trust in our possibilities and push to try and get the points. We have enough experience now to know easy games don’t exist.”

Bolton sold top goal scorer Gary Madine to Cardiff City on transfer deadline day, but they coped well in his absence last time out, beating promotion hopefuls Bristol City 1-0.

“They lost their target man and they changed their shape a little bit against Bristol City,” Jokanović stated. “They played a quality game. We know very well it’s not easy against Bristol City, one of the top Championship teams, and we expect a tough game [on Saturday] like always.

“Bolton are not affected so much, they’ve probably tried to find a different solution. In the end they chose to play a little bit different with two strikers, and the plan worked perfectly for them.

“We observed the team with Madine and without Madine, and we know more or less what could happen, but we must be ready for any shape that we could find.”

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