Fulham go into their clash against Hull City on the back of a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough last time out, and they will be hoping to bounce back against the Tigers.
The talking point of the match at the Riverside Stadium was the sending off of Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak, for handling the ball outside of the area.
Despite that setback, Scott Parker’s side held on to take a point back to West London against the strugglers.
The Cottagers sit in 7th place in the Championship table, with 23 points. A win on Saturday could take the side into the play-off places.
They will be facing a Hull City side buoyed by back-to-back wins against Nottingham Forest and Derby County, lifting them to 13th.
The threat of Jarrod Bowen will play on Fulham’s mind as he has found the net eight times this season, with a brace and a Man of the Match performance against Derby in Hull’s last match.
On the other hand, one of Fulham’s star performers this season has been midfielder Tom Cairney, who has found the net on five occasions, and provided three assists.
The 28-year-old has said that the away side will come to Craven Cottage with confidence, and Fulham must be wary to avoid a negative result on Saturday.
“Them [Hull] getting them two big results, they’ll come to us with confidence, it will be tough but we’ve definitely got enough in the dressing room to win.”
However, the midfielder stressed that his teammates are keen to build momentum and go on a good run.
“I think momentum is key in this league. especially speaking from the year we went up. The momentum we had in the second half of the season was crazy, we literally thought we were going to roll out and win no matter what happened, we had that belief.”
Cairney is correct – momentum is key in the Championship, which was demonstrated by Fulham last time they were in the division.
Scott Parker will want to prove his doubters wrong and establish Fulham as a leading side, as he has a fantastic squad at his disposal. However, Hull will be a tough test.