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Slavisa Jokanovic says he will continue to use Tom Cairney in a central midfield role after he stole the show in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic.

The Fulham midfielder was often used out wide by Kit Symons after signing from Blackburn Rovers last summer but prefers to play in a more central possession. Jokanovic is now convinced of Cairney’s best position and hopes that the classy midfielder can become the Cottagers’ creative force.

Jokanovic said: “After he scores two goals, people can say that he played very good football. We have started to use him in the middle more, because at the beginning I try to play with him a little more on the side. I believe he can offer us more and help us more from the middle. Not only his second goal but his first was a great goal. He has enough quality to do these things.”