Fulham manager Scott Parker admitted to feeling frustrated as their winning streak came to an end at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The Cottagers put a poor opening result at Barnsley behind them by beating Blackburn, Huddersfield and Millwall. Collecting nine points from four games had a number of Championship clubs fearing the potential of Fulham, although they were brought crashing back down to earth at Craven Cottage.
Parker’s men were 2-0 down by the hour mark courtesy of a brace from Lewis Grabban, but Aleksandar Mitrovic offered hope of a comeback when he notched with seven minutes to go. Ultimately, Fulham didn’t have enough firepower to bag an equaliser and it is back to the drawing board for the west London side.
Parker didn’t feel the performance was below par, when comparing it to their outing against Millwall, although he admitted to being disappointed at the way they allowed Forest to take control. “I don’t think there was a big difference in performance. There was a big difference in scoreline, obviously,” Parker said.
“I felt like we controlled the game but I was disappointed with the way we started. In the first 10 to 15 minutes, we were on the back foot a little bit. “After that, we looked a real threat. I always felt comfortable in the way we were playing, certainly in possession. The chances didn’t fall our way, really.”
Fulham can be backed at 2.75 to win their next match when they return to action against Southampton, who are priced at 2.50 to triumph in the League Cup tie, while the draw is available at 3.25.