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Marco Silva felt his Fulham side created enough chances to beat Derby at Craven Cottage, but the Whites couldn’t find the killer instinct in front of goal.

The Fulham head coach told his post-match press conference after tonight’s stalemate:

“In the first half we were a little slower than normal, in our build-up, but we created more than enough to win the game. We hit the post, someone cleared it off the line, big saves from the goalkeeper, but unfortunately, we didn’t score.”

Fulham were without top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic and captain Tom Cairney through illness, Silva explained.

“Mitrovic and Cairney are both ill. Even some of the others like Harrison, Bobby, Antonee and Harry had some problems these past few days. Bobby was on the bench, just because if we needed him, he’d try and help. We had six or seven players in this situation.

Rodák is in a really strange situation. They said he had contact on the plane with someone who had COVID. If the game was two days later, he could’ve played, but there’s a protocol, and we respect the situation.”

Silva refused to blame Brazilian forward Rodrigo Muniz for Fulham’s failure to break Derby down.

“Muniz had some moments, some not so good. He’s a young boy, but hungry to learn and improve. We know he can score if our game from out wide is good enough. He had some chances in the second-half, sometimes he should’ve made a different decision, but that’s football. He did everything and tried everything and we go again.”