Dan Burn was delighted with Fulham’s derby day victory over QPR at the weekend – although he admitted there was more than a tinge of regret that an injury-time consolation cost his side a precious clean sheet.
Three first half goals from Ross McCormack, Moussa Dembele and Tom Cairney put the visitors firmly in control at Loftus Road and secured a long-awaited first win for new head coach Slavisa Jokanovic. Burn, who has been restored to the first team since Jokanovic’s arrival, felt the victory was perfectly timed as the Whites head into a busy period of four games in a fortnight.
It’s massive to open the account under the new boss. Performance wise, we’ve improved massively and should have got something from Hull and we should have beaten Derby. It’s important to get the three points as we’ve got four games in two weeks; five including Saturday.
We seem to love playing QPR, especially this season. They have probably been two of our best performances of the season. It doesn’t matter who it’s against, it’s more the fact we’ve got the three points after a long wait and we probably should have had more from the last few games. Everyone is really glad we’ve got the win.
QPR’s late goal from a corner, scored by substitute Tjarron Chery, was the only blemish on an almost flawless afternoon. And, given how well Fulham had defended in a reshaped 5-3-2 formation that saw Austrian defender Michael Madl deliver a promising debut, it frustrated Burn.
I think the disappointing thing is the fact we conceded again. We should have had a clean sheet. I’m not happy with that to be honest. We scored three but I would have liked a clean sheet. I feel we’re more solid and not giving away as many chances. We keep the ball really well. We played a back three today that did quite well and took them by surprise.