Scott Parker acknowledged that Fulham failed to match the intensity of Sunday’s draw with Liverpool as they settled for a point against relegation rivals Brighton and Hove Albion this evening.

Fulham’s first goalless home draw in 196 matches saw the visitors create the clearer openings and Adam Lallana had a second half strike ruled out by the video assistant referee after a handball from Danny Welbeck. Parker praised his side for maintaining their composure during a sticky period after the break, telling his post-match press conference:

I felt tonight we lacked a little something, we look a little bit jaded. I recognise we need to play better with the ball. We came under some big pressure early in the second half and weathered a storm. We haven’t been so good at doing that, so I’m pleased with that.

We kept a clean sheet, and we had a couple of big chances. We wanted to win the game, but it was an even game. We’ll take it in small steps and grow further. It’s been well documented at times we haven’t withstood pressure. Before you know it, we’re one down, it gives you an uphill task. They pressured from set plays, but we were always in the game. We move on now.