Josh Onomah wants Fulham to bounce back from the disappointment of defeat by Blackpool at the weekend by imposing their style on high-flying Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s tomorrow night.
The midfielder admitted that Marco Silva’s side were far from their fluent best and the Whites paid for a below-par performance by losing their unbeaten record at Bloomfield Road on Saturday. Onomah, who has enjoyed a lengthy run in the side this season, told FFCTV that the players are determined to learn from their mistakes and put things right in the Midlands:
“I feel like, especially after the international break, when we didn’t have a full squad and not everyone was training together and for everyone to come back all at once, it affected us and it showed on the weekend. With the Championship, the games game thick and fast and we’ve got look to the next one. We did our analysis yesterday, learned from our mistakes and looked at Birmingham for tomorrow.”
Onomah insists that Fulham’s win over the Blues in the League Cup last month will have no baring on this fixture – principally because both sides had made wholesale changes for that clash. He insists that nobody will be taking the challenge posed by Lee Bowyer’s men lightly:
“Every game is different. Every game you come with a different game plan. I’m sure Birmingham will have studied us, looked to find our weaknesses and will come and try and beat us. We’ve studied them and will look to beat them. When we played them in the Cup, they looked decent, they played well and we just done well to get the goals. They are a big club, they know the Championship and it ain’t going to be an easy game.
“They are quite a physical team, I think they have got physical strikers and we’re going to not let it be a physical game. We’ve going to try and show our identity and play how we’ve been playing in other games this season – where we’ve dominated and scored early goals and that’s what we’ve going to look to try and do tomorrow.”
Onomah revealed that he is greatly enjoying working under Silva and believes there is more improvement to come despite a consistent start to the new campaign.
I feel like me and the gaffer get along well. He’s helped me to improve my game and I’ve been taking on his feedback. I’ve been trying to play well and stay in the team – obviously, there’s a lot of competition as well, which is good for the team. I’ve been quite happy with my performance and I just want to add more with goals, assists and defensively as well.