Marco Silva feels confident Fulham can bounce back from their shock defeat by Huddersfield against Peterborough at Craven Cottage tomorrow night.

The league leaders were beaten 2-1 by the Terriers last weekend as Carlos Coberan’s men stretched their unbeaten run to fifteen games. Silva told his pre-match press conference that he expects his side to deal with the setback in the same way that they have responded to defeats so far in this campaign.

The players know that the big difference between the good teams and the great teams, is the way you react to a bad game or bad result. So far we have done that, every time we had a bad result, we reacted in a very good way. This is what I expect from my players in tomorrow’s match; a strong reaction from ourselves.

We know what we did really well last game, and some things that we didn’t do. It’s clear to everyone what we should do differently, but it’s clear to everyone as well that we took many positives from that game. For sure it wasn’t one of our worst performances, we did many good things, our second half was really good. But we are here, we are ready to react again to do our best to get the three points.”

The Fulham head coach recognises that Peterborough could be something of an unknown quantity, with the Posh having announced a caretaker management team of interim boss Matthew Etherington assisted by former Fulham winger Simon Davies this afternoon.

“You have the two sides of the situation. One is that the manager didn’t have enough time maybe to prepare everything, to change what he wants to change, to have a straight impact on the team. At the same time, we don’t have games to analyse with the new manager. These are the two things.

It’s another Championship match and of course we respect Peterborough a lot. It was tough for us to win the first game away against them, they made that really difficult for us, but we won the game and we want to repeat that again. But, as always, we will look at ourselves. Of course we respect and analyse Peterborough’s games, but we look at ourselves, what we are able to do, what we must do to win the football match, and all our focus is around that.”