Fulham winger Anthony Knockaert has sent a rallying cry to his team-mates as they aim to get their promotion bid back on track when they welcome Swansea to Craven Cottage this evening.
Scott Parker’s side have suffered a string of setbacks in their automatic-promotion bid in recent matches following a 3-0 defeat to Barnsley and a 1-1 draw with Derby, but they now have an immediate chance to return to winning ways against the Swans.
Fulham could leapfrog Nottingham Forest to move back into third place with a victory over Steve Cooper’s side, while three points would also ensure they keep the pace with Leeds and West Brom who are currently occupying the Championship’s top two spots.
Knockaert has returned to the starting line-up in recent matches after missing four matches through a combination of injury and illness, and the 28-year-old will be aiming to add to his four goals and four assists this season when he comes up against Swansea.
The Brighton loanee has taken to Instagram to share an impassioned message ahead of his side’s midweek clash, with Knockaert urging his side to launch a big push during the 12 games remaining in their promotion bid this campaign.
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Tonight’s clash holds great importance for both sides in their promotion bids this season, with Fulham needing three points to get their top-two bid back on track, while a victory for Swansea would see them propel themselves into play-off contention.
It will be interesting to see whether Parker opts to start with Knockaert at Craven Cottage in tonight’s encounter, particularly given the on-loan winger was withdrawn after 66 minutes during the Cottagers’ clash with Derby on Friday evening.
There can be no denying that Knockaert has lacked consistency in his game for the west London outfit this season, but he is clearly a talented player who is capable of producing moments of magic for his side at times.