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Fulham caretaker Manager Scott Parker very proud of the team

last updated Monday 06th May 2019, 12:20 PM


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Fulham caretaker Manager Scott Parker was left thinking what might have been after Fulham were beaten by the finest of margins by Wolves.

The hosts did have the better of the opportunities at Molineux, but there may have been a different outcome had Aleksandar Mitrovic taken the chance which fell his way at 0-0.

"We came here today knowing it was going to be a tough game," Parker said.

"We wanted to take the sting out of it and follow the game plan of denying Wolves the ball, and I felt we did that very, very well.

"You're dealing in fine margins in the sense that when you come away from home you work your opportunities, and we worked a big opportunity but today it didn't go in for us.

"Of course we rode our luck at times, Wolves had some good chances and in the end they put one away, but I'm very proud of the team and the way we played.

It was very pleasing.

"Since we came in eight or nine weeks ago, we've shown real improvement, and last three or four weeks the results have shown that as well which makes it a lot easier.

"Last game of the season now [next week against Newcastle], and our main focus is next year, planning for what's going to be a massive campaign for us, a massive year of trying to bounce back and get into this league.

"We need to try and prepare as well as we can now".

Harvey Elliott was given a first runout for the senior side late on, becoming the youngest player in Premier League history, but Parker insists the 16-year-old was there on merit.

"It was a massive moment for Harvey," he stated.

"He wasn't entering the field for sentimental reasons, not because he's a young kid and we want to give him a record, he's on the field because he deserves it and he's shown enough quality for the last four weeks in training.

"That's the reason he came on today, and because we thought he could change the game a little bit or try get us the goal we were searching for.

"He's a special talent, one we're going to look after, one we're going to nurture, and we're going to try and turn him into a top player, which hopefully he can become".























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