Parker backs Mitrovic after Fulham draw

Fulham boss has tipped Aleksandar Mitrovic to bounce back from his nightmare performance against Sheffield United on Sunday.

The Whites missed a glorious chance to secure a first Premier League win of the season in the 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane when the Serbian striker’s penalty smashed off the crossbar.

Mitrovic then conceded a late spot-kick which was converted by Billy Sharp to hand the also winless Blades a share of the points.

The 26-year-old has been a prolific striker at Championship level, scoring 42 goals in 82 appearances and featuring in two promotion-winning campaigns with Fulham and another with Newcastle in 2016/17.

However, he has not been as successful in the top flight, scoring 23 times 82 games, but Parker insists he has full faith in his £27m forward.

“He had a tough day there is no denying that, he’ll be the first to admit that,” Parker said.

“A missed penalty and two other chances which by his standards he usually puts in the net.

“But this is a player that has scored a lot of penalties before.

“In sport you can have bad days. What is going to be the telling factor is how he reacts and I have no doubt he will in a positive way and come back firing.”