Chris Coleman is desperate to end Fulham’s three match losing streak when the Whites travel to West Brom this weekend.
The Fulham boss was still bristling at the nature of Fulham’s defeat by Arsenal – heavily influenced by two refereeing blunders from Mark Halsey – during his pre-match press conference and wants to return to winning ways at the Hawthorns.
“We need to stop our run of three consecutive defeats. It’s a bad run for us and it’s new territory but I always say that you find out more about people when things aren’t quite going your way. We’ve got to end that run by hook or by crook and we’ve got to look at Saturday’s game as an opportunity to do that. We’ll need to show the same energy levels as we did in the first half against Arsenal. West Brom need the result as much as we do and if we don’t match them, it will be bad news for us again.”
Coleman could have Steed Malbranque available again after the French midfielder came through a reserve team game this week unscathed.
“He’s an important player for us. People can see that he’s got great ability but also when the team needs a breather, he can pick the ball up and hold on to it for quite a long time. He might need a bit of fitness but he could figure on Saturday in some capacity.”