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Scott Parker hopes Fulham deal with the pressure

last updated Monday 16th February 2015, 11:50 AM


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Fulham were never going to rein in a 2-0 deficit against the Tractor Boys - even though they eventually chugged into gear, admitted Scott Parker.

The Whites captain got through 90 minutes on Saturday for the first time in a month against Ipswich. But Parker admits the side were ploughing through mud after they surrendered a couple of easy goals to predator-in-chief Daryl Murphy inside 45 minutes.

The striker was a thorn in Fulham's side on the season's opening day at Portman Road where he scored in the first 2-1 win.

This time he went a goal better to secure the points long before Ross McCormack grabbed a 'fortuitous' consolation, as boss Kit Symons put it.

Parker acknowledged an Ipswich side up to fourth, while Fulham hover just above the Championship's danger zone.

"We come out flying a little bit in the second half, but we gave ourselves a bit too much to do," he explained. "It was difficult. I think they're a very well organised team; they turn the balls into the channel and get in behind your defence.

"The first goal was a set play, the second a well-worked goal, and in the first half we weren't really quite at it. We played some nice stuff without creating many chances."

Murphy is up to 21 goals for the campaign, and Parker can see why.

"He done very well for them. He's that link for them up front. The way we played, it's quite direct and he's pivotal in the way he holds the ball up," added the skipper."

Parker has the experience and know-how to deal with a streak of six games without a win, but is hoping his younger team-mates will also deal with the pressure.

He added: "We need a couple of results because we're on a bit of a bad run."






















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