Fulham boss warns against complacency ahead of Wednesday clash

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has urged his side to forget about their 18-game unbeaten run in the league when they face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The third-placed Whites can all-but seal their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs if they win at Hillsborough.

“The Championship is a busy competition and immediately in front of us is a new exam,” Jokanovic said at his pre-match press conference.

“We cannot look behind us so much enjoying our life. We’re going to have a hard afternoon on Saturday when we play against Sheffield Wednesday, and we must be ready.”

With leaders Wolves travelling to second-placed Cardiff on Friday night, Fulham have the chance to capitalise on any dropped points.

“It’s a crucial period in the competition,” said Jokanovic, whose side trail Cardiff by five points and Wolves by 11 ahead of Friday’s fixture.

“It’s the last few games, and we must be extra focused and we must concentrate, and not spend so much time looking behind us.

“Behind us is part of history that doesn’t stand for anything, regardless of if we’re satisfied or not. Whether we’re satisfied on Sunday morning depends what we do on Saturday.”

Aston Villa, two points behind Fulham, will also be looking to keep alive their slim hopes of automatic promotion when they travel to Norwich on Saturday lunchtime.

Villa boss Steve Bruce said in his press conference: “It won’t be easy, but the games come thick and fast and then we’ll see where we are in a week’s time.”