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Arne Riise says Fulham need to beat QPR

last updated Thursday 23rd February 2012, 3:41 PM

Fulham defender John Arne Riise
Fulham defender
John Arne Riise
John Arne Riise
Fulham defender John Arne Riise believes that the games against QPR, Wolves and Aston Villa can fire them into the top half of the table.

The Whites are 12th in the league on 30 points, while Wolves and QPR are only separated by goal difference on 21 points with the Midlands club in 18th and the west Londoners in 16th.

Aston Villa are in 15th, two points behind Fulham and Riise thinks these games can catapult them into the top 10.

"This is a good chance to push on and consolidate our place in the top half of the table," Riise said. "Every game is hard but certain ones you feel you should go into and have a good chance of winning and with these next three games we should have a good chance of winning them all.

"But in the Premier League there are no easy games so we'll have to play well to give ourselves chances to win points and if we can get some points from these three games we'll be looking good in the table as well."

The Dane also knows that Fulham fans are looking forward to the trip to Loftus Road.

The last time the two sides met the Whites triumphed 6-0 and Risse reckons it will be a different game.

"The atmosphere (in that match) was beautiful, it was brilliant," Riise added. "We played very well that game, everybody was up for it and I could feel that was a big derby for the team and for the fans.

"Everything we did went in and 6-0 is a big result but I have a feeling it will be a harder game on Saturday.

"The Fulham fans are really on this game because they feel QPR is one of the biggest derbies so I'm excited and I know the fans are as well.

"I just want the three points to be fair - I hope we can go there and play a good game, do what we can and play at our highest level and if we do that then we have a chance to win."

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