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Football League World’s Fulham fan pundit Charles Jones has commented on Aleksandar Mitrovic’s performance against Swansea City last Friday, with the big Serb scoring twice to take all three points back to west London.
The former Newcastle United man has been in fine form for the Cottagers so far, netting an impressive 15 goals in just 18 Championship outings for the Craven Cottage outfit.
His performances have once again underlined how important he is to Fulham’s promotion chances this term, as they look to right the wrongs of last campaign.
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He once again proved to be the match winner for his side last week and we caught up with Jones following the game to ask for his thoughts on how the towering forward performed at the Liberty Stadium:
“One word, opportunistic.
“It wasn’t a vintage performance from Mitrovic by any stretch, but he got two goals and won us the game.
“The goals were rather calamitous as he nodded in a rebound and made the most of a mis-hit shot from Josh Onomah, but the fact that he was in the right place at the right time got us all three points.
“In all honesty, he didn’t look at his best against the Swans, but he did exactly what was needed for us to get a vital away win.”
Jones then spoke of how he feels Mitrovic has improved since he first moved to Craven Cottage from Newcastle United:
“This is a real tough one because he’s always been brilliant.
“I’d have to say that he has improved marginally since he first joined the club in January 2018 though.
“The club were going through a 23-game unbeaten run when Mitrovic first arrived, so he had it quite easy to the point where chances were being put on a plate for him in every game, but since then it’s gotten tougher for him due to fewer chances being created, yet he’s continuing to score at a ridiculous rate.
“He’s a fantastic striker, and he seemingly is only getting better.”
As we head towards the halfway point of the season, it is clear that Mitrovic is head and shoulders above most players in his position at Championship level and the 25-year-old will almost certainly play a decisive role in whether Fulham achieve their goal for promotion or not.