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Fulham Head Coach Slavisa Jokanovic was happy with the response given by his side in their 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.

Fulham showed no signs of a hangover from their defeat by Bristol City at the weekend, and on another day could well have left with all three points.

Vladimir Stojkovic impressed in the home goal and the Whites also saw two efforts ruled out by tight offside calls in the second half.

“We recovered our spirit, we recovered our organisation and discipline,” Jokanovic said afterwards. “These are positive things.

“We created many chances. I don’t know if these two goals that we scored were offside or not offside.

“We made enough [chances] to win the game – but we didn’t win the game. We have to be calm, keep following this way, and the goals will arrive.

“My team gave a reaction after the embarrassing game we played against Bristol. This way how we played today, this is how we’re going to fight, and try and find the goals.

“Yes I am disappointed because we didn’t score [more], but I don’t want to be completely crazy about this situation.

“If we make the chances in the future like today, if we are organised, if we are working all together without the ball, I believe in the future goals will arrive.”

Jokanovic’s side have earned a reputation this season for their dominance in possession, but the Head Coach was just as pleased on Tuesday with how they did when Forest were on the front foot.

“Our problem, especially at home, is without the ball,” he explained. “We need to understand very well this part of the game.

“We moved the ball very well, we created chances. We do these things at our home, too, but without the ball we haven’t been organised enough, we weren’t satisfied enough, and we weren’t working all together.

“This is what we did today, this is the way that we have to follow, and I am sure in the future goals will arrive.”

One of the more mouth-watering fixtures in the Fulham calendar is next up as we welcome Queens Park Rangers to the Cottage on Saturday, and Jokanovic is keen for his men to build on what they achieved at Forest.

“It’s always easier working after an acceptably good game,” he stated. “We have to forget what we did today and be ready to be satisfied without the ball and be ready to try and find what we did at the beginning of the season.

“I am happy because we recovered our old way.”