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Scott Parker was disappointed that Fulham could only pick up a point at Burnley tonight – but still believes there is a long way to go in their battle against relegation.

The Whites went ahead at Turf Moor through Ola Aina’s scrappy strike just after half-time but were pegged back within three minutes by Ashley Barnes’ equaliser. Parker felt his team showed plenty of character in Lancashire, even if they couldn’t end the club’s seventy year wait for a win at Turf Moor.

He told his post-match press conference:

“I thought we showed another side to us tonight. I think we knew we would have to. The game was always going to be very different to our last game versus Everton in terms of how the game is and plays out. The ball was out of play a lot, there were a lot of fouls, a lot of stop-start.

“Burnley are a very well organised team. They always put you under constant pressure. Certainly in terms of showing our side it was going to be difficult tonight. I thought in the first half we struggled a little bit. But the second half we changed it around and I think that helped us. We got our noses in front.

“I am then a little bit disappointed that we didn’t hold on to that lead a little bit longer. We made a couple of mistakes. But in saying that as the game developed, we got a foothold back in the game and had some big chances. We have a young team here, I had twenty years as a player. I understood what this game would be like. To get a result here, whether it is a point or three points you have to show something more as a team. We did that, and we got the point.

Parker conceded that Saturday night’s meeting with bottom of the table Sheffield United is now a ‘massive’ fixture.

“This is a massive game for us now. We went into this week full of confidence. We have got four points so far and we look ahead to Sheffield United looking to win the game. Let’s go win this game. Let’s go and beat Sheffield United. Let’s take seven points this week. That would be a massive week for us. The gap has narrowed to six points.

The Fulham boss still believes his side are good enough to stay in the Premier League.

“This team is going in the right direction. Our main focus is us and how we perform. But of course our focus is to reel in those above us. We are competitive in this league. Every game we play I feel like we can win. My team can get results in this division and we have proven that. Let’s keep racking up these points and see where it takes us.”