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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker rues another late equaliser

last updated Sunday 22nd September 2019, 4:17 PM

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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Head Coach
Scott Parker
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Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker was left rueing a late defensive lapse in concentration as the Whites were forced to settle for a point on a frustrating afternoon in South Yorkshire.

Holding a slender 1-0 lead heading into stoppage time it appeared the three points would be returning to London. However, a late header saw the spoils shared for a second week running.

“It’s obviously disappointing to concede late,” Parker said. “Also the way in which the goal came and the manner it came makes it even more disappointing.

“We played well in the first half and got our noses in front in a tough place to come.

“But in the end it is basic defending that has cost us. Ultimately we sit here with a point rather than three.

“The second half wasn’t as good as the first and you would like to think we should have seen out the game there today. But it wasn’t the case.”

The result means Fulham have not won in five successive matches. Despite this dip in form the Head Coach insists his side must keep their heads up keep doing what they are doing and focus on the fine margins in each encounter to ensure they return to winning ways.

“We need to keep doing what we are doing,” he stated. “We’ve had some tough games but the fine margins are clearly on show.

“Last week was the same. A mistake cost us and today was the same. In the dying moments when we felt like we were going to get three points and get things rolling we couldn’t close it out.

“We move on and head into the good run of games where we will look to win some football matches.

“If we had beaten West Brom 1-0 everyone would be saying what a great side we are. If we hung on today we would be feeling positive.

“That’s not the case.

“But we have got a good squad here. I believe in what we are doing and we have to approach the next few games looking to pick up points.

“This is a tough league. Teams have been banking up against us but we have the quality in this team and the squad to win football matches.

“We must move on from today and go again.”

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