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.
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.
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.”