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Aleksandar Mitrovic notches first goal in 6 months and Manager impressed

6 years ago

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his first goal in club football for six months on Wednesday night.

Making a second start in four days for loan club Fulham, Mitrovic gave the visitors the lead as the fifth placed Cottagers travelled to sixth placed Bristol City.

An excellent ball across the box saw Mitro finish from close range after 14 minutes, only for the home side to equalise and the game to end 1-1.

The result keeps Fulham firmly in fifth place and set for the play-offs, as they are eight points adrift now of automatic promotion.

Just as on Saturday when Mitrovic helped Fulham to a 2-0 win over John Terry and Aston Villa, once again the Newcastle loan player was subbed in the later stages as lack of regular football means he is still not at full match fitness to see out games.

Also once again, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was full of praise for the striker.

He described the match as ‘a battle’ and was happy to have Mitro on his side and ‘I’m very pleased with what I have seen of him so far.’

Whilst it was a physical game and a handful of yellow cards were handed out, Mitrovic is still to get a card after four appearances for Fulham.

Slavisa Jokanovic:

 “It was a battle tonight.

“Sometimes I wasn’t sure what a foul was, because so much was happening, but we do not complain about referees.”

“Mitrovic needs time on the pitch but I’m very pleased with what I have seen of him so far.

“He offers us something different and will contribute even more in time.

“I am happy with all my players because they gave everything.

“Sometimes you cannot play the football you want to in matches and that was the case tonight.

“When that happens you have to show something else.

“The whole team displayed the right attitude and I don’t want to single out anyone because it would not be fair.

“We are in a good place at the moment and can look ahead with confidence.”


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