Scott Parker says he is planning to work with his existing squad as he battles to keep Fulham up as attacking acquisitions are unlikely in the final days of the January transfer window.

The Fulham boss used both Ivan Cavaleiro and Aleksandar Mitrovic, although the Serbian striker appeared only for the final twelve minutes as a substitute, in last night’s goalless draw at Brighton and Hove Albion, which left the Whites five points behind their opponents in eighteenth place. Fulham have scored just fifteen league goals all season and Parker had earlier eyed the prospect of bringing in a striker this month.

That now seems unlikely, as Parker told his post-match press conference at the AMEX Stadium:

“I think it is going to be difficult for us to bring a player in for a number of reasons. We are living in a world which is uncertain. Where we are and where we are placed (in the league) is uncertain so the financial commitment at the moment is maybe a big ask for us. That is fine, my main focus at the moment is trying to develop this team, keep improving and we’ll see what happens.

“We have 19 games left this season and I have full belief in this team. As crazy as this sounds, because we have only won two games all year, we are moving in the right direction.”