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Steed Malbranque is desperate to revive Fulham’s European hopes with three points against Charlton Athletic this weekend.

The French midfielder feels Fulham can build on an impressive point at Anfield with victory over their London rivals that would put Chris Coleman’s side in with a great chance of finishing in the top six. Malbranque told Fulham’s official website:

“The end of the season is very close now and there are a lot of teams very close in the league. Three points can move you a few places up the table so it’s important for us that we get that win on Saturday against Charlton, especially after missing that good opportunity against Blackburn.

It’s very important for us to finish well this season, and it would be very good for the club and also for the spirit and the minds of the players. People are talking about Europe, but when they did that earlier we lost to Blackburn, so it’s important for us now just to focus on one game at a time. We need to win on Saturday it’s as simple as that.

Charlton are playing for a European place so it will be very hard. I think it will be a very tight game that could be settled by just some small details. I respect them as a team, but we should be confident going into the game. We need absolutely to get those three points.”

Malbranque also wants to end a barren run of seven games without a goal.

“It has been frustrating for me. Always when I don’t score I get frustrated. Of course I try to score in every game, but perhaps I will get a little bit of luck soon and then we will see some more goals.”