Slavisa Jokanovic described Fulham’s victory at Rotherham yesterday as ‘a great step’ in their push for a Championship play-off place.
The Whites moved into the top six for the first time since mid-September after Sone Aluko ended an extraordinary goalmouth scramble to prod home the goal that relegated the Millers from no more than a couple of yards out. Jokanovic was pleased his side displayed the composure and patience to break down a resolute Rotherham side who had started the contest well.
It’s a great step for us, after a very tough game. We knew we’d have to concentrate to score the goal and finish the game without making too many mistakes. I’ve said before that I miss 1-0 victories, and we scored one goal and finished the game with a clean sheet. In the end we found this kind of situation, and this is good news for us.
The Serbian head coach insisted that Fulham paid little attention to events in the early kick off 15 miles away at Oakwell, where Angus MacDonald’s injury-time header saw Sheffield Wednesday stumble once again.
We tried to be focused on our job and thinking about what we can do in this competition. We weren’t thinking about Sheffield Wednesday, about teams in front or behind us.
It’s simple, we tried to focus on our job and try to find our best performance, especially in what is a crucial part of the competition. We must be focused and concentrate on not making mistakes, and try to win as many points as possible.