Parker hopeful Fulham will bring in striker

Scott Parker remains confident Fulham can sign a striker during the January transfer window to build on his side’s encouraging recent run of results.

The Whites remain in the bottom three despite Wednesday’s impressive 1-1 draw at Spurs, but have struggled in front of goal this season, with Bobby Decordova-Reid the team’s top scorer – with four.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 26 times in the side’s promotion-winning season, has struggled this season in the top-flight and missed two gilt-edged chances in last Saturday’s extra-time win over QPR in the FA Cup third round.

The Serbian striker did not feature against Tottenham and Parker acknowledged goals have been an issue for his side, despite some impressive approach play, after they chalked up a fifth successive draw thanks to makeshift striker Ivan Cavaleiro’s 75th-minute header.

“It’s an area we are looking at because we have one recognised striker,” Parker said.

“Cavaleiro has done fantastic. He is everything that we are about he is real focal point and his goal was superb.

“But it’s an area (we need to address), but at the same time I see a team that is growing and one that can cause teams problems.

“We have a group of players who have been around this structure for some time and if it doesn’t happen then we will keep going.”

Parker is also hopeful Ademola Lookman can make his loan signing from RB Leipzig a permanent agreement.

The former Charlton and Everton winger came off the bench and set up the equaliser in an impressive 20-minute cameo.

“The boy has got unbelievable quality. He is a special player,” Parker said.

“Around the box he is difficult to play against but the main focus for Ade is to get better because he still has loads of levels to go to and I have nothing but fond words to say about him.

“We will see what will happens at the end of the season.”