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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker aims to end campaign on a positive note

last updated Thursday 13th May 2021, 9:27 PM

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Fulham Coach Scott Parker
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With three matches still to play, Scott Parker has no time to dwell on the Club’s relegation from the Premier League.

The Fulham Head Coach will take stock of the season in due course, but his priority right now is ending the campaign on a positive note.

“We took some time out after the game and then after that we were back into it,” he explained. “There’s three games left, starting with a big game on Saturday.

“There’s disappointment around the place, of course there is, the season has ended with relegation for us.

“But, as always, now with three games to play, there’s a focus on this weekend against Southampton, and then the following week when we’ve got two more games.

“So there’s not been too much reflection as of yet, that’s still to come.”

With players hurting, how does Parker go about picking them up for the final matches?

“That’s the next challenge, the next challenge for me and the players,” he said. “We’ve faced a lot of challenges this year, but the challenge now is that there’s three games left, and someone’s pride, someone’s professionalism steps into play.

“There’s no doubt that when you have the disappointment we’ve had this week, the next challenge for me is making sure this team is very professional in the next three games, and we end the season in the right way and the right tone. That’s what we’ll endeavour to do.

“I’m a professional person, and the players are too, and they have a job to do. They’re paid by the football club, and there’s a job to do.

“They’re in the biggest, most spotlighted league in the world, bar none. Every week you go out there and that spotlight’s shining on you.

“Whether you’re relegated or not, there’s a pride, there’s a professionalism that needs to come into play, so that’s my message first and foremost to the team.

“And, of course, these are the moments where you really see what people are made of, when you see what certain traits people have in their character – it’s normally during the tough times.

“I’ve seen that throughout this year with this group of players and they’ve at many times stood up to that.

“They’ve been strong in that, and they’ve got traits which have been positive, but you only really test someone’s personality or traits, or see that, during adversity.”

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