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Marco Silva knows Fulham are in for a tough test at Luton on Saturday, believing that Nathan Jones’ men will make life as uncomfortable as possible for the league leaders at Kenilworth Road.

The Fulham boss feels that the Hatters will be full of confidence after a fine win over Blackpool last weekend and will look to disrupt the Whites’ patient passing game from the first whistle. He told his pre-match press conference this afternoon:

“The way they play, they will try to put us in some moments to play the way we don’t like to play, but of course when we have the ball we have to be Fulham Football Club. We have to play in our way to create the chances we want to create. If you are strong in one way, you have to take the game from this side, if you can. That will make the difference, if we can play our game, impose our game and make an impact.

Of course when you don’t have the ball and they win the ball, you have to know the way they’ll try to surprise us and punish us in some moments. We have to be aware of the situation. We are, we have one more session, we have time to talk about them a little bit more with our players, but they already know what we will be up against in the game.”

Silva is satisfied that his side have gone ten games unbeaten in a league as notoriously unpredictable as the Championship but wants to return to winning ways this weekend.

“Ten unbeaten games, that number is really good. Seven wins in a row – and three draws after. Three different games and in that moment we had the illness which affected two games – Derby and Preston was a little bit strange. But it is what it is, and it’s done, no need to talk more about the situation.

Of course, our target is to go and get the three points, definitely. Against a tough side, I have to tell you, with a specific type of play that creates problems for their opponent. They fight for the first ball, fight for the second. It can be a direct game if they win the second ball. It’s a game for us to be switched on for every single minute, and after that we have to put quality on our game. Because if not, if we cannot take the game the way we like to play, the game will be like a gamble game, and we don’t like to play these type of games.”