Lasse Vigen Christensen reckons Fulham’s festive fixtures could make-or-break their promotion push.
Kit Symons’ side are 10 points off the play-off places as they enter a crucial run of four matches in 17 days over December.
The Cottagers kick-off the busy period with a trip to Leeds United on Saturday before games against Sheffield Wednesday, Bournemouth and Brighton.
Fulham were thrashed 5-0 against Watford last week, but Christensen says they haven’t given up hope of a top-six finish.
The midfielder said: “We all know that the Christmas time is important because there are so many games. It’s the midway point of the season where you start to show the direction you’re going in, whether you’re looking up or down.
“Hopefully we can come out of December showing that we mean business. We know it’s a long season, so I don’t think it’s unrealistic to say that we still have a chance to get into the play-offs.
“We know it’s going to be tough for us because we have to climb a mountain to get up there. But we’re all confident we’ve got the potential in the team to do it.”