Parker “proud” after “big result” against play-off rivals Forest

Date published: Wednesday 8th July 2020 2:06

Scott Parker TEAMtalk

A delighted Scott Parker gave his thoughts after Fulham recorded their third successive win with a 1-0 victory at Nottingham Forest.

Harry Arter’s long range strike into the top corner was all that was needed, as Fulham dominated possession and saw the game out with relative ease against a weary-looking Forest side.

Sabri Lamouchi later admitted the Reds were struggling with fatigue after playing four games in nine days.

Questions were raised about how Fulham would cope without talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic after he was given a three-game ban for an elbow on Leeds‘ Ben White.

Parker though was able to praise his players for how they have “stepped up” in his absence. The Cottagers have now won all three games without the Serbian.

“I am very proud of my team. It’s a big result for us but there’s a bigger picture,” said Parker.

“That’s two in three now for Harry (Arter). We lost Mitrovic three games ago and we have had to find another way (to score), the players have stepped up.”

Parker still hopeful of automatic promotion

The win for Fulham means they sit fourth in the league and move within four points of second placed West Brom who play Derby on Wednesday evening. Parker isn’t ruling out Fulham’s chances of automatic promotion just yet.

“Of course that’s where we want to be,” he added.

“It’s at this stage where seasons peter away or we go for it. We move on to Friday night and Cardiff and the way we are at the moment anything can happen. Hopefully we can keep producing results.”

 

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