Parker not expecting late striker signing

Scott Parker has reiterated that he does not believe Fulham will bring in a striker before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Parker has recently suggested the club are unlikely to make another signing in the coming days.

And the head coach indicated after the 2-2 draw at West Brom that the Fulham hierarchy have told him there will not be a late deal to bolster his limited attacking options.

Asked if he expects a striker to arrive, Parker said: “I don’t think so. I’m being told that won’t be the case.

“The team have worked very hard and we’ll continue to do that. We’ll keep pushing.”

Fulham’s lack of a cutting edge was certainly evident at The Hawthorns.

Ivan Cavaleiro, who has operated as a makeshift striker, equalised after coming off the bench to earn the Whites a potentially crucial point in their battle to stay up.

But they missed chances during a dominant first-half spell after Bobby Decordova-Reid had put them ahead – and then found themselves behind midway through the second half.

“The game should have been out of sight by half-time,” Parker admitted.

“We had some big, big chances and the game should be done at half-time.

“I realise and the players realise that we had big chances – chances to really kill this game off.

“We’re playing some very good football but you need to put them moments away. We’ve not been quite good enough in them moments.

“You can’t play any better than we did in the first half. I’m not over-exaggerating, that game should be three or four nil at half-time.

“The chances we’ve had we’ve just not been able to convert. You hope that going’s going to turn. The way it will turn is to keep working.

“In the end we get out of it with a point. Disappointed it’s not three, but we go again. We keep moving.

“We’ll keep pushing and keep going. This is a team in the right direction.”