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Scott Parker knows the importance of using the Queens Park Rangers win as a springboard for the remainder of the campaign.

With our first two post-lockdown fixtures yielding a points return that did not mirror the performance levels, victory at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium was a necessity on Tuesday.

“The win was the be all and end all really, to be honest with you,” Parker admitted. “It got to QPR and the performance was secondary at that point.

“It was about the win, because you don’t want to go three [defeats] on the bounce after three months [of lockdown].

“It could be a pivotal moment, I’m certainly hoping that it instils a little bit of belief and a little bit of confidence here.

“We can push on now and get some form, going into what are going to be a big six remaining games of the season.”

Fulham welcome Birmingham City to Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, a side who will be keen to provide a response to a 3-0 home defeat by relegation threatened Huddersfield Town this week.

“It’s a massive opportunity for us,” Parker said. “It’s another game that comes thick and fast after a positive result on Tuesday.

“Even before these circumstances this league was very unpredictable at times, and anyone could beat anyone, and that’s the case even more so now when you look at it.

“There’s no doubt that Birmingham bring their threats. They have certain qualities, so we’ll be fully aware of that.

“Every game is a tough one, certainly in this division, as cliché as that sounds.

“We’re looking forward to the weekend, it’s a big game for us, one we’re going into wanting to win to make it two on the bounce.

“We’re positive about it coming off a good result on Tuesday, so hopefully we can get the job done.”