Decordova-Reid has ‘elite’ levels of fitness, says Parker

Scott Parker believes Bobby Decordova-Reid can play in different positions because his fitness is “elite” class.

Fulham, like every other Premier League club, run post-match tests on their players to assess their recovery.

The forward, who joined permanently from Cardiff in January 2020, has excelled when it comes to producing fitness statistics.

It’s a major reason he’s also been deployed as a wing-back on occasions and on both flanks as well as at right-back.

Whites boss Parker said: “He has been incredible with his versatility. There is never anything too much for Bob.

“Physically incredible – his numbers that he can produce physically are elite, and that always gives him that option to play in other positions.

“And he’s a real goal threat. He has got a knack of sniffing out goals, being in the right areas, gambling on things.

“He was fantastic for us last year, and this year, in his second year in this league, after a year with Cardiff, has been very, very good and has been key for us.

“He is a key player in this team. He has done tremendously well.”