‘We must not panic, we must not be scared’: Slaviša Jokanović says Fulham are ready for ‘battle’

Fulham manager Slaviša Jokanović has ordered his players not to panic in their relegation scrap with Milton Keynes at Craven Cottage tomorrow.

With MK Dons just one point behind Fulham occupying the final relegation spot both teams will need a positive result and Jokanović has every faith in his side to pull it off.

The Whites grabbed a valuable point away to play-off chasing Birmingham City in a 1-1 draw two weeks ago before the elongated break.

“We’ve had a good break,” said Jokanović. “We’ve had time to train hard and understand what’s in front of us. We’ve rested well but done good work.

“We believe we are a quality team, and I believe we have enough quality to succeed.

“Life is full of challenges, and in front of us we have eight challenges.

“We must not panic, we must not be scared.

“It’s not a race between us and MK Dons. There are many teams in this battle.”

Fulham chairman Shahid Khan flew to London during the Easter break paying a visit to the training ground and Jokanović is pleased to have his support.

“It’s always good to see him,” he said. “He cares about what happens on the training ground and he’s always supporting us.”

Everyone who was involved on international duty came back unscathed but there is still an extensive injury list at Craven Cottage.

Chris Baird was expected to recover from a knock he picked in last month’s 2-2 draw with Reading but the defender has been ruled out.

Lasse Vigen Christensen will also miss out while Alexander Kacaniklic is a doubt.

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