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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic rued Fulham’s lack of ruthless after his side slipped to a derby defeat at the hands of QPR.

The home side missed two spot-kicks, rattled the crossbar and squandered several outstanding chances as they lost a game that they largely dominated. Jokanovic admitted afterwards that he was scratching his head about the defeat. The Serbian head coach told Fulham’s official website:

“It’s sensationally strange,” he said. “We created many things but we didn’t put it in the net.

“This season we’ve had three penalties and missed three penalties. We missed so many chances. We are not clinical, but we have to believe the goals are going to arrive.

“We still need to be more solid in defence; from two crosses, the second with only one player in the box, QPR scored their goals. We have to avoid this kind of situation.

“The important thing at the end of the game is the result. Our performance was acceptably good, but it’s not enough to win any points.”

The day started in poignant circumstances as the statue of Club legend George Cohen was unveiled, and Jokanovic was saddened that his team couldn’t continue the positive vibe on the pitch.

“We weren’t at a good enough level to win this game,” he admitted. “All of us are disappointed on this important day for Fulham Football Club and it’s now in our hands to push harder to improve our level and improve our performance to be more solid.

“We created many things but we need to find the end product. In front of us is an important job and we have to use these days that are in front of us to be more competitive and be a better team.”