Scott Malone feels that Fulham’s ‘never say die’ approach can help them grind out crucial results in their promotion bid.
The left-back popped up with a crucial equaliser in the first minute of stoppage time against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and it is far from the first time that Fulham have salvaged a vital point at the death. The Whites have found late equalisers against Cardiff City and Burton Albion already this season as well as pinching the points at Blackburn thanks to an injury-time winner from Tom Cairney.
It all stands in stark contrast to some of Fulham’s limp capitulations having fallen behind last season. Malone told GetWestLondon that these signs only add to the belief around the camp that the club can mount a genuine promotion challenge this year:
It is a great time for us to do that. We have been down quite a few times this season, come back and taken points.
I think it is much better than last year, I do not think too many times you could have counted that Fulham would come back from behind and get a point last year. We have added that to our game and that can only be good for the points tally.
It certainly seems as if confidence is high at Craven Cottage with Malone saying that Fulham’s recent run – Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are unbeaten in their last three fixtures – and their encouraging performances against the top sides mean that the team fear nobody.
If you want to be in the top six, you need to beat teams in the top six. We have done well to get a point from behind. That is our aim. We probably could’ve won that game [against Sheffield Wednesday] if we got the goal five or ten minutes earlier, but we will take a point.