The task facing Fulham over the next three matches is tough but they’re not daunted by it, says boss Scott Parker.
In fact, ‘tough’ doesn’t cover Leicester away on Monday night, then Manchester City, also away, before fans are welcomed back to Craven Cottage for the first time in nine months against champions Liverpool on December 12.
But Parker insists his troops are ready for the challenge.
He said: “There’s no point in thinking the next three games are a write-off. Let’s try and get out of here with not too much punishment.
“In some games the challenge is going to be greater, of course it is. But it always starts at 0-0, and if you apply yourself, have a strategy, ride it out with a bit of luck, you can get a result.
“Tough? They’re a million per cent tough, but if you go about it the right way, you can get something.
“Daunting? No, this is why we worked so hard to get out of the Championship last year to embrace these sorts of challenge.
“If we play Liverpool or Man City, we have to put our stamp on the game, and then we can maybe get some points out of it.
“History tells me if you go about it the right way, you can get something.