Kevin McDonald was disappointed with Fulham’s display against Cardiff City – and his urged his team-mates to produce more if they want to be in the promotion shake-up.

The Whites got out of jail after surrendering a half-time lead to Cardiff courtesy of McDonald’s first goal for the club, but the former Wolves midfielder was disappointed that the intensity of the final ten minutes only arrived when the home side were chasing the game. He told the club’s official website:

Last 10 minutes we gave it a good push when we knew we needed to but from the standards we’ve set, it wasn’t the best second half for us, compared to the first half when we had pure control. They scored two great goals, two wonder strikes, but that’s football. Second half we weren’t at the races at all so maybe all in all a draw was a fair result, but we know we’ve got to do better than that.

We’ve got some real good, talented players. The players who were here before and the ones who have come in, we’ve got a real mix of youth and experience, and we look good so far. First four games we’ve picked up eight points, which is a good return. We’ve started off alright and we’ll continue to give our best.

McDonald was happy to open his account for Fulham – but admitted that he didn’t strike the decisive shot as cleanly as he would have liked – yet was more pleased that Slavisa Jokanovic’s side were able to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.

I’ll take that. It was a bit of a shank but the ball went in the goal so I’m not really too bothered about that. The main thing for us was getting a point out of the game. Unfortunately it wasn’t three but a draw is better than nothing.