Jokanovic ‘proud’ after Fulham earn derby point

​Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic praised his players despite them failing to make the most of having much more possession than QPR.

Chris Martin netted a 75th-minute equaliser for the Whites, having had an early penalty saved by keeper Alex Smithies.

It earned a more than deserved point for the Whites, who had chances to win the game.

“At this moment we are not clinical enough – this is not news. It is a characteristic of my team,” Jokanovic said after the 1-1 draw.

“But I am really proud of my players. They push really hard and we are working really well.

Fulham levelled with 15 minutes remaining

“We came here with the intention to win the game, but at the beginning we made a few important mistakes, missing a penalty.

“We made one mistake and they scored the first goal.

“The pitch was not easy to play our football on. It is not in good condition and it was not easy to move the ball from one side to the other.

“But we carried on trying to do what we normally do in the game.”

Jokanovic also played down a melee involving members of both management teams as well as players in the final stages.

QPR coach Marc Bircham was sent from the dugout by referee Keith Stroud amid angry scenes.

Jokanovic said: “There was some pushing and nothing spectacular. It is part of the game. If I made a mistake I am sorry.

“I am a tall guy and it was in my area that I want to work in. But I don’t believe what happened there is more important than the game.”​