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Fulham manager Scott Parker with Joachim Andersen. Photo: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Fulham manager Scott Parker with Joachim Andersen. Photo: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Fulham manager Scott Parker with Joachim Andersen. Photo: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Scott Parker is confident the goals will come for Fulham after they extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games with a scoreless draw at Crystal Palace.

It moved the Whites to within three points of Newcastle and Brighton but the visitors were left to reflect on what might have been in south London.

Third from bottom Fulham dominated possession and created the better chances at Selhurst Park and yet they have scored only four goals in their last six matches.

Parker insisted: “I see these players every day and I am confident in what I see. I see the attacking players coming in, trying to improve and get better.

“Of course in match situations and certainly games, the one thing you can aim at us is we have not managed at certain times to kill games off but it is a young team.

“A lot of these players are around the Premier League for the first time and what I constantly want from my group of players is a real honesty that we keep trying to improve and get better.

“Life tells me, and my experiences tell me, if you keep trying to do that, things change. We have unbelievable quality here, I see it and it is now trying to get that to click in the key moments.”

Josh Maja almost broke the deadlock in the 68th minute but his close-range header was brilliantly tipped wide by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

The majority of Fulham’s opportunities went to Joachim Andersen while the hosts failed to have a single shot on target. Without top goalscorer Wilfried Zaha, the Eagles struggled to create chances and another poor attacking showing led to #RoyOut trending on Twitter. Palace, who are without eight first-teamers including Zaha, remain 13th in the table.

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