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Kevin McDonald feels that Fulham currently occupy ‘a false position’ in the embryonic Championship table and believes that the Whites will begin to show their true quality after the international break.

The experienced midfielder, who delivered another composed performance in front of the Fulham back four at Portman Road, has been frustrated by his side’s slow start but, like his head coach Slavisa Jokanovic, isn’t reading too much into the early league standings.

I think we’re 14th at the moment, but we’re in a false position if you ask me and it’s good to get that first win on the board and I’m sure we’ll move on from there. I’m not sure why it hasn’t been happening, we’ve been good from our goal to their box, in between that we’ve been good and just haven’t finished our chances but yesterday we’ve finished a couple but we should’ve had a few more – their keeper has pulled off a couple of good saves and it really should have been four or five.

The Scottish international felt that, barring a few ‘sloppy’ moments, the display that ended Ipswich’s flawless start to the new campaign was an impressive one that offered a blueprint for the Whites to follow in September.

We thought we did well – we started to get sloppy in the second half, I wouldn’t say it was easy but it started to get a little bit more open and we started to get sloppy. There were a few misplaced passes, myself included, and we started to take our foot off the gas.

It was a really professional performance, Portman Road is a hard place to come and we showed that we’re a good team and the start has just been a bit of a blip.