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Jimmy Bullard believes The Cottagers are now showing the resolve needed to pick up Premier League points away from Craven Cottage.

Roy Hodgson’s side are still searching for their first away victory of the campaign and have managed only two goals in seven games – the worst scoring record in the division.

But in the past week Fulham have earned a goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield and repeated that result against another top-four side in Aston Villa yesterday.

They restricted Villa to few clear-cut chances and only a superb late save from home keeper Brad Friedel – to keep out Clint Dempsey’s pile-driver – denied them three points.

Bullard said: “We have picked up a bit away from home. Drawing at Liverpool was a great result for us and getting a point at Villa was another big lift.

“They are in good form, pushing to break into the top four this season, but we played really well and thoroughly deserved the point.

“We kept them at bay a little bit. They had a few chances but we also had the odd sniff. They pushed a lot of men forward and it is always a tough game coming to Villa Park.

“In the first half we took it to them, we passed the ball better and could have got in a few times. In the second half they were a bit more on top of us.

“I’d love to control a game for 90 minutes but you can’t do that at this level.

“We got the draw and points are what really matter come the end of the season for us. We are hopefully getting tougher to beat on the road and we want to keep it going.

“To be honest, we have been trying all season to win and draw games away from home – but sometimes it just doesn’t work for whatever reason.

“The Liverpool result gave us a fair bit of confidence and then we go on from there and do well at Villa and and hopefully we have kick-started our away form.”

Bullard added: “We had the reprieve at the end of last season when we managed to stay up and we just keep ticking along.

“Our home form is great at the moment, we have a little unbeaten run going. Let’s keep that going and who knows where we can end up at the end of the season.”