Head Coach Presser

Tuesday 1 October 2019 23:00

Scott Parker is pleased that results are beginning to match the efforts posted by his Fulham side.

After three draws in a row, it’s two wins from two now for the Whites following the dominant 4-1 win at Reading on Tuesday evening.

“I’m delighted with the performance first and foremost,” Parker said. “But I’ve been sat in this position probably over the last four or five weeks delighted with the performance.

“It’s just the result that’s been missing a little bit, in the sense of a sucker punch at Sheffield Wednesday, and West Brom as well where we dominated large parts.

“But the last two matches the result has been there. I understand that that’s what everyone ultimately looks at, but tonight I thought we were first class from start to finish.

“First 30 minutes we were devastating, I thought. They had a man sent off but even prior to that I felt we really stamped our authority on the game and showed that quality.”

A reporter put to Parker that even before the red card it looked like being a long night for the Royals, and the Fulham Head Coach couldn’t disagree.

“I think when we play like we did first 30 minutes, we’re a team that’s going to be very hard to deal with,” he explained. “Even when they had 11 men it was difficult for them.

“We moved the ball very quickly, we moved it with an intensity, and we were clinical in the final third.

“We’ve worked a lot over the last few weeks on getting that cutting edge, and the efforts the boys have been putting in paid off tonight.”

Aleksandar Mitrović’s first half brace put him at the top of the scoring charts in the Championship, and when asked if expects our number nine to still be there come May, Parker replied: “He’s got a chance.

“Mitro needs to understand what his base is and what his platform is. His platform is a hard work ethic for the team.

“Out of possession he’s the one who sets it about, and I think if that’s his go-to every single game then I’ve no doubt opportunities will come and he’ll score goals.

“That’s a big challenge for Mitro. He’s a top forward who we’re absolutely buzzing to have at this football club, and he’ll be pivotal to what we do this year.”

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