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Bobby Decordova-Reid was frustrated that Fulham couldn’t pull off an improbable comeback at Elland Road and pick up a point against Leeds – but believes the fightback from 4-1 shows his side have serious spirit.

The Jamaican international came off the bench to breathe new life into Scott Parker’s side – quickly scoring his first goal of the season to spark a Fulham revival. He told Fulham FCTV after the final whistle:

We didn’t give up. We’ve got a never-say-die attitude and we need to carry that on into games and maybe not give us that moment to climb next time.

Decordova-Reid’s influence as a second half substitute might have been fuelled by a desire to show Parker what he is capable of. The former Bristol City forward felt a responsibility to try and lift his team-mates after Leeds’ two early goals in the second period.

You’ve just got to try and affect the game. It’s a team game at the end of the day and you have to be counted when you come on. I just tried to come on and give a bit of energy and lift the lads. It’s nice to get a goal. I just want to keep on getting in areas and be in positions to get a goal. If we do that, keep working hard as a team, I think we’ll be okay.

It’s tough. They’re a team that runs a lot and you need to match their intensity. I think we’ve done that at certain points in the game and other times we probably could have done it better. We gave it our all and we tried to fight to the end.

Decordova-Reid is no doubt that Fulham will need to tighten up but is confident that they can improve to be competitive in the Premier League.

At the end of the day, we can’t need to score five goals to win a game. Three goals should be enough. We’ll work on it as a team, as a whole and hopefully we’ll get better at it. We’ve got to scrap for every single point, every single goal. As a collective we’re going to do that – and hopefully