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Fulham caretaker is already thinking on return

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth makes a break during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham FC at Vitality Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
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According to Scott Parker, a good 2018-2019 English Premier League season finish can help them get inspired for a quick return.

Three weeks ago it was confirmed: Fulham will join Huddersfield Town in the English Championship after finishing at the bottom of the Premier League table.

The teams are expecting a third team to join them for the 2018-2019 season in England’s second-tier competition.

But for Fulham caretaker Scott Parker, if his team can finish the season on a positive side, it can help them boost their ambitions to return quickly to the Premier League.

“You get relegated and ultimately there’s a disappointment, but at football clubs as quick as you have a disappointment, you look onto the next thing,” said Parker to the Daily Mail.

“You can’t hang around thinking what could have been, how things could be.”

He asked: “The next thing is next season – performances, can we build?”

“Winning is a habit and ultimately next year we’re going to have to try and win as many games as we can because we’ve had a taste of this league and this is the league we want to be back in.”

“We need to build from there and the last two performances have probably given us a little bit of a stepping stone to that target,” he continued.

After Fulham defeated Bournemouth 1-0 in yesterday’s fixture, defender Nathan Ake was bummed out about the result.

“We just have to make sure we don’t let this (defeat) affect us, it’s the only thing you can do,” he said. “You have to keep going, make sure we train well.”

“I’m sure the fans want us to win over there at Southampton and we want that as well, so we have to make sure that we do. I think it’s a perfect game to bounce back.”