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Fulham have had a rather inconsistent start to the season, and Scott Parker’s side haven’t been at their very best so far.
There’s obviously still a long way to go and with expectations high, Parker will be hoping his side can carry on from Saturday’s impressive 1-0 away victory at Birmingham and kick on after the international break has passed.
Will Bobby Reid come good at Fulham?
Parker signed a number of different players over the summer, all of which had brilliant Championship experience and had shone at this level in the past. Aleksandar Mitrovic stayed at Fulham, and has been excellent at this level once again as he looks to fire the Cottagers back into the Premier League at the first-time of asking.
However, an injury to Mitrovic could leave Fulham very much under pressure seeing as their other striker, Bobby Reid, is failing to find the net. He’s not even just out of sorts, he hasn’t yet scored a goal for Parker’s side and they’ll need him to show more throughout the campaign.
Reid moved from Cardiff in the summer and is a very good player at this level, something he showed on several occasions during his time at Bristol City. However, he’s now made 14 appearances for Fulham and is still yet to find a net, so Parker has to make sure that he can offer him confidence when talking one-to-one.
The player himself will be frustrated, and the longer the wait goes on the more it will play on the 26-year-old’s mind. He has to try and find the net in the coming games, and hope that Parker also gives him of an opportunity to play matches from the start.
He can’t argue with Parker’s decision to not play him in the starting lineup though, as so far he hasn’t yet been productive when in that situation. It’s easy to forget his attacking quality on runs like this, but if Mitrovic was to get injured they need him firing, and at the moment he isn’t.