Parker reveals real focus after admitting Fulham couldn’t handle Burnley


Fulham boss Scott Parker all but admitted Premier League survival is his main focus after bowing out of the FA Cup at the fourth round stage.

Fulham made sweeping changes to their line-up and could not find the rhythm required to sink a well-drilled Burnley outfit.

Jay Rodriguez ended his goalscoring drought to notch his first goals since July, with Kevin Long’s late effort rounding out the scoring.

Speaking to the press after the match (via the BBC), Parker said: “We didn’t deserve a result today.

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“It was a tough game and we couldn’t match what we had to face today, we couldn’t deal with them.

“I had to make changes because of the squad, we’ve got big games coming up so I don’t regret that. That’s the way it is.

“The focus is clear, I wanted to win today but now it turns on the league. We’ll brush this one away and move on.”