Slavisa Jokanovic was reluctant to describe Fulham’s meeting with MK Dons this weekend as a six-pointer – perhaps because the last time he adopted the phrase the Whites were beaten by Bristol City.
The Serbian head coach knows that Bolton will need to win all of their remaining fixtures to remain in the fight against relegation and feels a little more confident that Fulham’s walking wounded are ready to return to action. Jokanovic should be able to call upon all of those players who featured during international duty, with only Lasse Vigen Christensen a long-term absentee.
He played down the importance of Saturday’s result by quibbling with the phraseology. It’s a nice, classic phrase, ‘six-pointer’ but if we lose, we’re not relegated, and if we win, we’re not safe,” Jokanovic said. “It’s a very important game, but it’s not definitely the last game.
“We’ve had time to prepare for what is in front of us. I have in my hands enough quality for the job. We’re in a better position than others and we have enough quality. We don’t have to panic or be scared. I can’t say there is more pressure on us or on them. Like I said, it’s simply not the last game.