Fulham’s Scott Parker has stated that Charlton played for a point from the start when the two sides met on Wednesday night.
The Cottagers couldn’t find a breakthrough in the fixture although it did mean that they picked up their third clean sheet in a row in the Championship.
The Addicks have now won just once in their last 17 games and are sliding down the table. A relegation scrap could soon be on the cards for Lee Bowyer’s side unless they pick up some points soon.
Parker has expressed that the Addicks only set out for a point and were fighting for their lives in the fixture with his side.
Speaking to London News Online, Parker said: “Charlton, full credit to them, they are fighting for their lives and they came here and were playing for a draw from the start really. I knew this was going to be one chance and you need to be clinical and take it.”
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It’s an interesting statement from Parker, because although Fulham dominated the possession, Charlton still had a number of good opportunities and did look dangerous throughout.
Bowyer has had a lot of injuries to deal with and he would have set up his team knowing that the first aim in the fixture would be to ensure that his side didn’t concede.
Fulham, in the end, weren’t good enough on the day to break the deadlock and that would have disappointed Parker knowing it was a good chance to catchup Leeds.
It’s going to be an interesting run-in and Fulham must make sure they learn how to unlock defences when teams sit-back against them.