Slavisa Jokanovic called for focus from his Fulham players and insisted his side weren’t safe from Championship relegation despite another crucial win at Preston North End last night.

Moussa Dembele’s winner secured a second victory in four days to give the Londoners a seven point buffer between themselves and the drop zone but Jokanovic tempered talk of safety – pointing to the six critical fixtures to come.

We are not safe. With six games in front of us, now it’s six points we don’t have reason to think about a holiday. We need to do much for our away supporters who travel with us and push us towards safety.

It’s not time for holiday, we need to give these people something back because we haven’t given them too many happy afternoons. We can fix that in these six games ahead of us. In this situation that we are in the only important thing for us is the points.

The Serbian head coach admitted Fulham rode their luck for long periods, despite Ross McCormack’s fifth minute opener, as Preston pushed for an equaliser but was content to add three points to the win over relegation rivals MK Dons on Saturday.

We didn’t play a brilliant game but we play like a team and in the end we were a little bit lucky and we had the quality in front of goal for scoring the goals that we always make. This is Fulham. We have our strengths and weakness and one of the strengths is the more offensive players.

Ross and Moussa give us many many points and many goals. Preston pressed and were very solid and very strong. It was good for us to be solid. We were fighting all together and we find the points we need which is more important at the moment for us.