Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed has said ‘there’s more to come’ from his side, who are 7th in the Championship after 11 games.
Scott Parker’s maiden season in football management is going well so far. Not much was of expected of his side after crashing out of the Premier League last season, and nor of the inexperienced Parker.
But Fulham sat 7th in the table going into this month’s international break, with just one loss in ten Championship games leaving them one point outside the play-offs, and three from leaders West Brom.
Speaking about the club’s season today – via the club website – was Harrison Reed. The midfielder joined on a season-long loan from Southampton in the summer, and believes that his side are capable of more:
“I think if you look at the table and the points we are off the top of the league, it’s a strong start. But, reflecting over this last couple of weeks, we feel like there are a few games where we should’ve picked up more points.
“That’s a good thing, to be where we are and thinking we could’ve done better. It shows how high our standards are that as a team we’re not happy with where we are, that we want to push on and be even better.
“It’s a good platform to build on, but I think there’s a lot more to come from us.”
Harrison has earned his praise at Craven Cottage, with the club being unbeaten in the seven fixtures he’s played in.
“I do hear things and obviously it’s a real good feeling for me,” Harrison said, “ it’s a confidence booster to see and hear that the work I’m doing on the pitch in front of the fans is leaving them with a good impression.
“The last two games I didn’t start but I felt like I had a positive impact when I came on against Charlton. I’ve just got to look to build on that now and hopefully get back in the team.
“I had a three or four game spell in the team and felt like I was settling in well, becoming stronger physically, learning how we play, everything becoming more automatic.
Fulham resume their campaign with a trip to bottom-club Stoke City at the weekend, and it’ll be another game where Fulham are expected to win.
Reed has been a solid signing for Fulham and he’s right in saying that his team should be higher up the table.
They’ve drawn four of their last six in the Championship, having dropped points from winning positions in games against West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday last month.
But the table remains tight enough for a couple of results to throw you into the mix – just four points separate top and tenth-placed Charlton, and Fulham will be hoping that a win against Stoke this weekend will do just that.