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Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen admits his side need to improve in front of goal after missing a number of golden opportunities during the 2-0 defeat to Swansea.

Deflected second-half efforts from Jonjo Shelvey and Chico Flores sealed a much-needed victory for the Swans.

But Fulham failed to make the most of excellent first-half chances for Brede Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah as they slipped to a defeat which ensures they remain just a point above the drop zone.

The former Manchester United coach did not attend the post-match press conference with the written press, but told broadcasters:

“We really highlighted this game as an opportunity to get something and if you looked at the first half we should have been 1-0 up, if not 2-0,” Meulensteen said.

“The clear header that we missed and another one that was heading straight for the goal, but that first one was a big one. Let’s get our noses in front for once.”

“It’s very disappointing, I thought we should have come away with something considering the first half.

“In the second half it was better for Swansea but it took a shot with two deflections to give them the lead and another deflection for the second which left us with a big mountain to climb.

“We had great chances in the first half, the first one with Hangeland was really an open net and we have to take those chances.”

Meulensteen also confirmed AC Milan have made an enquiry about Adel Taarabt.

“It’s the last few days of the window it will be very hectic, I have no concrete news. It is speculation, there has been some interest (in Taarabt) that is all I know so far,” he said.

Fulham are 17th in the Premier League.