Bobby Decordova-Reid dedicated Fulham’s victory over Millwall to the family of fan Paul Parish, who sadly passed away after the club’s last league fixture against Blackpool.

The winger was part of a touching moment after the final whistle when the first team squad, together with head coach Marco Silva and his coaching staff, headed to the Hammersmith End to embrace Parish’s family and Decordova-Reid, who scored the third goal as Fulham extended their lead at the top of the Championship to eight points, admitted that the Whites had wanted to win in his memory.

The Fulham forward told FFCTV:

“It was massive for us – considering what happened in the Blackpool game as well, I wasn’t there but it was a nice tribute to the family. We done all we can to get the three points for them and show our support. Chalobah spotted them, we went over there to pay our respects and it was nice for the whole club to come together.”

Decordova-Reid admitted that Millwall had made it tough for the league leaders and he was pleased that the Whites had managed to battle for all three points despite being some way below the sensational levels they have set for much of this season.

“I don’t think we we was at our best. I think we have another gear to go. It shows what a good team we are that we can still grind out results, score three goals and keep a clean sheet.

The former Bristol City man was full of admiration for Aleksandar Mitrovic, who took his goal tally to an astonishing thirty for the season already, with another brace.

“He’s a goal machine. We know if we feed him that he’s going to get chances and he will put them away. So, if we carry on doing that, I think there’s no limit for them.”

Decordova-Reid was pleased with his own performance as he came off the bench following another demanding period on international duty. He capped a lively cameo with a third goal that put the London derby finally beyond a spirited Millwall side.

“Listen, every time I get on the pitch, I’ve got to do my best, try and make an impact and help the team get over the line. At 2-0, they had a few chances and opportunities and I think the third goal killed them off – so it was nice to get that.”

He was insistent that Fulham’s large lead at the top of the division shouldn’t impact the squad’s preparations for Saturday’s trip to Hull City.

“We’ve got to take it game by game. We’re up there, we’re full of confidence and we’re trying to win games. The quicker we can win as many games as possible, the better it is for us. We’ve got to keep on going and not worry about the end of the season – and take it game by game.”