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Fulham defender Ola Aina praises Scott Parker

last updated Saturday 07th November 2020, 12:01 PM

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Fulham defender Ola Aina
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Ola Aina
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It was Aina who finally gave Fulham lift-off when he scored a screamer against West Brom to seal his side's first Premier League win of the season, and he credits Parker with kick-starting the turnaround.

'He has been great, keeping the belief within the camp and he always tells us that he believes in each and every one of us, believes in our ability and what we can achieve,' he told the Evening Standard.

'He has been very positive with us - where we lack, he lets us know, and where we do well, he lets us know.

'He is a very truthful guy and he has been great.'

Fulham had gone six games without victory prior to the 2-0 win at Craven Cottage, secured thanks to a header from Bobby Decordova-Reid and Aina's left-footed shot from distance - his first Premier League goal.

The Nigeria international admitted it was a relief for the hosts to climb out of the relegation zone with a crucial win at the seventh time of asking.

'It was massive,' he said. 'Everyone knows it has been a tough start to the season and to get the three points and the clean sheet, those things are very important.

'You have to work hard at that, keep training and putting in the effort. What we did last night, that needs to be the minimum. Hopefully, we can kick on from here and keep improving.'

Aina started his career at Fulham's west London neighbours Chelsea, where the full-back played a key role in back-to-back FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League titles.

But he left in search of greater first-team opportunities when he was loaned to Hull City and then Torino in Serie A, who made his spell permanent for £8.9million after a promising first season in Italy.

He returned to England when he joined Fulham on a season-long loan this summer and has started their last four Premier League games.

Source Tomas Hill Lopez-Menchero at Mail on line
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