Lee Clark was pleased that Fulham battled adversity to collect a crucial point against Manchester City on Saturday – but the Fulham captain is targeting at least two more wins to be sure of safety.

The hard-working midfielder insisted that there was no prospect of his team-mates taking their foot off the pedal in the closing stages of the season.

“We still need a couple more wins. We’re taking absolutely nothing for granted here; anything can happen, and we’re going to be battling away for every point. We’ve got two very hard away games up next. Hopefully we’ll go to Middlesbrough on Tuesday and put in a good performance and get a good victory there. But we know it won’t be easy.

Then we’ve got Chelsea; it’s a local derby, it’s against the best team in the country, and we know that’s going to be difficult. It would be a big game anyway – it’s a derby and we’re playing for local pride. But we’re not thinking about Chelsea yet; we’ve got Boro on Tuesday and getting the points there is all that matters at the moment.”

Clark criticised Fulham’s failure to keep possession against Manchester City and admitted he needs to take responsibility to get things right.

“We were a bit in and out in the first half against City. But even so we created a few chances, the front two worked well together, and I thought the back four looked solid all afternoon. Where we’re breaking down at the moment is that we can’t get our passing game going.

And that’s down to people like myself. I was very disappointed with my own performance. But I just tried to stick at it with the rest of the lads, and I was very happy that we ended up getting something from the game. I felt a bit sluggish, and it probably looked that way. But I’ve got to put that to one side on Tuesday and make sure I get myself and the lads going again.