Ryan Fredericks says Fulham must get out of the ‘annoying habit’ of letting in late goals – but he believes seeing out seven minutes of added time after conceding one against QPR on Friday will give his side the confidence to climb the table.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s men clung on to their slender advantage to win the west London derby at Loftus Road and Fredericks feels that the Whites can use that success to tell themselves they can battle to earn results when they are put under serious pressure. The full-back believes that taking seven points from three tough fixtures will give Fulham a real boost going into the international break.

Speaking to GetWestLondon’s Ryan O’Donovan after the final whistle at Loftus Road, Fredericks said:

It’s becoming a bit of an annoying habit, conceding late goals, but we rode it out against QPR and it gives us confidence that we can survive when the tide is against us.

We should’ve won the Middlesbrough game too, but we’ll take what we’ve got – seven points in six or seven days isn’t too bad and we need to keep up this form and keep climbing now. We weren’t too fussed about the performance, we weren’t the best in the second half but the important thing is the three points and climbing up the table.