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Joachim Andersen admitted to feeling ‘disappointed’ that Fulham were unable to beat Brighton and Hove Albion in their crunch relegation clash at Craven Cottage.

Last night’s stalemate lifted the Whites out of the bottom three but Scott Parker’s struggled to replicate the tempo and energy that characterised their impressive draw with Liverpool on Sunday. The Danish centre half, captain once again with Tom Cairney on the bench, told Fulham’s official website:

I feel a little bit disappointed because I had a feeling before the game that it was a really good chance to get three points. The way we played was not how we wanted to, so I’m a little disappointed but at least we got a point. We didn’t get everything we wanted from the game but that’s how it is sometimes, and when that’s the case you must make sure you don’t lose.

Andersen, named man of the match after another commanding display at the heart of Fulham’s improving defence, was pleased that Fulham were able to record another clean sheet having weathered a particularly ferocious Brighton onslaught at the start of the second half.

It’s now our second clean sheet of the season. It’s nice to show to the team, and show other teams, that we don’t concede goals. That gives us such a good platform as we almost won, if we had scored with just one of our chances. That’s really important for the team, that we have that base to build from.

The Lyon loanee considers Saturday’s trip to Newcastle another critical fixture and insists that Fulham will be targeting a win to take them further away from the foot of the table.

Again, it’s similar to Brighton in that it’s a game we have to win, in my opinion. It’s a good opportunity to get three points and we must make sure that we’re ready to go there and do that. Now we have tomorrow to work on some things and then we’ll see where we stand and I’m sure that we’ll play a great match. We need the three points.