Parker happy to see gamesmanship from players

Fulham boss Scott Parker will approve of any gamesmanship that might earn his side the win they desperately need against Burnley.

The Whites simply have to win to have any chance of avoiding the drop.

At Chelsea last week, Bobby Decordova-Reid jostled Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy at a corner and unzipped the velcro on his gloves – not once but twice – in a bid to distract him.

Mendy looked peeved, but Parker is happy for his players to try to wind up the opposition.

Parker said: “It was cheeky, wasn’t it? It was what you want to see. Gamesmanship, or a little edge, but not trying to push it too much. I liked it.”

Fulham know exactly what they must do at Craven Cottage on Monday. Lose and their relegation will be confirmed.

Parker insisted: “I prefer it this way. It’s a definite, and this has come to the point where for some there are trophies to be won, and others to avoid relegation.

“This is where we find out who’s up to the challenge.”