Fulham saw their four-game winning run come to an end over the weekend as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Bristol City at Craven Cottage.
Scott Parker’s side were looking to build on their impressive recent form which had seen them seal their fourth straight win against Swansea the previous weekend, but they instead suffered defeat with Josh Brownhill and Famara Diedhiou on target for the Robins.
This saw Fulham trail by two goals heading into the closing stages of the match before substitute Aboubakar Kamara scored a late goal to half the deficit, but it did not prove to be enough to engineer a Cottagers comeback on a disappointing afternoon.
Kamara was left out of Parker’s line-up for the match despite being named from the start for Fulham’s last three matches, and the fact he made such an impact following his introduction suggests the Fulham boss may live to regret this decision.
The 24-year-old would have disappointed to have missed out on the starting line-up after scoring two goals and registering one assist during his previous three starts for the club, and he would have been eager to impress after coming on in the 68th minute.
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This led to him scoring Fulham’s only goal of the match while playing in his centre-forward role, and he will surely now feel that he has given Parker plenty of food for thought ahead of his side’s clash with Preston on Tuesday night.
Parker received much criticism ahead of the match as a result of his decision to start Josh Onomah over Kamara, and Kamara will feel he has now earned a permanent place in the side given his impressive contribution of late.
It now seems inevitable that Kamara will be given the chance to impress from the start during the upcoming key clash with Preston, and the attacker knows he must deliver a strong performance in order to nail down a place in the side.
The 24-year-old will be desperate for regular first-team football at Fulham, and he must take any further opportunities that come his way to impress Parker, otherwise his long-term future at the club could be in doubt during the January transfer window.