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Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer is determined to help Fulham get back to winning ways and start looking up the table again.

The Cottagers stumbled into the international break, with a 2-1 defeat away at Everton coming as a major disappointment to all concerned.

The setback at Goodison Park was their first in six games, with results having improved dramatically since the turn of the year.

Mark Hughes’ side are still looking anxiously over their shoulder, though, with just three points separating them from the Premier League relegation zone.

It is imperative they establish some breathing space as the 2010/11 campaign enters the final straight, starting with a home date against Blackpool on 3rd April.

Schwarzer is aware of the importance being placed on that game, with the Seasiders also desperate for points in their own battle to avoid the drop.

“It’s a huge game, we know it’s going to be a very difficult game,” the Australia international goalkeeper said.

“They’ve shown on their away trips that they’re a very difficult team to play against.

“They’ve done tremendously well this season and we know we’re in for a very tough game. But we believe, especially at home, that we should be picking up three points.

“No games are easy, if you look at any of our games throughout the whole season, none of our games have been easy.

“That’s why it’s imperative that we get results at home and also nick some points away from home – then we’ll be looking up the table as opposed to down the table.”

Fulham have seen their fixture list become fragmented of late, but Schwarzer believes international run-outs will be beneficial to those involved.

“We had a free weekend before the Everton game with the FA Cup weekend, now we’ve got another free weekend where a lot of us are on international duty,” he said.

“At least there’s some game time going on, and hopefully we’ll get back and be able to put things right against Blackpool.”