Fulham (3) v/s BLACKPOOL (0)
FULHAM manager Mark Hughes believes his side can now turn their attention to cementing a top half finish after yesterday’s win over Blackpool.
The Cottagers are now six points clear of the relegation zone and five ahead of yesterday’s opponents who were beaten by a Bobby Zamora first-half brace and Dickson Etuhu’s first Premier League goal since August.
Fulham are now up into tenth, and with last season’s top scorer, Zamora, now back to full fitness, Hughes is looking forward to an enjoyable run-in.
“We’ve never wavered from the view that we are a top-half team and obviously tonight we’re in that position,” he said. “We’re something like three points from seventh. It’s possible we can really establish ourselves from now until the end of the season in that top half.
“And that’s what we anticipated we would do this season and obviously we lost key personnel, Bobby being the main one in that respect, and that hampered our season. But we are really starting to progress as a group and the players are all really receptive.”