Slavisa Jokanovic admitted he was ‘frustrated’ to see Fulham lose his first game in charge to Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon – but warned the Whites fans that the changes he wants to make at Craven Cottage won’t happen overnight.

The Serbian head coach felt his team needed to get the right balance between defence and attack after the Owls claimed a precious three points in their promotion push thanks to Ross Wallace’s splendid 30-yarder just before the half hour mark. The former Watford boss said he saw some encouraging signs in the performance and asked for patience as he strives to improve things.

I’m disappointed with the result, but I cannot be upset with many minutes of our performance. We played very good football for 60 minutes of the match, but they scored a fantastic goal to win them the game – it’s frustrating but I’m here to work hard and improve the team.

We must find the balance in our game. We had 71 percent possession of the ball but we didn’t create enough dangerous chances this afternoon and we didn’t put them under enough pressure. We are a very good side without the ball, and so we must try improving the balance between attack and defence.

We didn’t score today, and they took their chances, in the future we hope to be more competitive. I’m not here to fix problems fast; I have a commitment with my staff and with my players and between everyone here in the project. Now we have seven days in front of us to work hard. We need to brave, we need to be strong and work hard to fix our problems.