Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has apologised to the membership’s supporters after their woeful begin to the season, pledging to signal new gamers earlier than the switch window closes.
The west London outfit have misplaced their opening three league video games – conceding 10 objectives within the course of – together with Monday night time’s 3-Zero house defeat by Aston Villa.
Solely West Brom (this season) have ever conceded extra of their opening three video games of a Premier League marketing campaign, with Khan taking to Twitter after the defeat by Dean Smith’s aspect.
Full-backs Antonee Robinson and Kenny Tete have been the one everlasting summer season arrivals in head coach Scott Parker’s squad in opposition to Villa, whereas goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was one among three mortgage signings who have been included within the matchday choice.
“We’ve appeared so as to add centre-backs since Wembley,” Khan defined.
“I’m sorry we haven’t [signed any] but as two bought COVID-19, we misplaced a free we thought was shut and had one other subject with a fourth centre-back.
“I ought to and can apologise repeatedly for that efficiency. I’m sorry everyone. All of us must do a greater job.
“Everybody on the membership for the previous yr labored actually exhausting to get the staff up and now we have to work considerably more durable to remain up. I promise higher efforts than at this time.”
When requested about Khan’s feedback after the match, Parker stated: “I feel when it comes to defending we weren’t adequate tonight and we’ve not been adequate for the primary three video games this season.
“We have to handle that, I feel everyone knows we have to handle that.
“It was an space we’ve definitely introduced up and it’s an space that everybody on the soccer membership hopefully can see as properly to be honest.
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“I believed we performed very, very properly for big elements, however the first time they got here into our field they scored, and the second time they scored one other objective and also you simply can’t hand over objectives like we’ve and count on to win video games on this division.
“I feel you see that on the different finish for them. We bought as much as their objective fairly properly however they defended it.”
On Khan’s tweet relating to difficulties in signing gamers, Parker added: “I wouldn’t know. I actually wouldn’t know. I feel the individuals within the locations to be at this soccer membership make them selections.
“I’ve highlighted the place I feel we have to enhance. I’ve highlighted that straight after Wembley. Not simply defenders, simply the place we have to enhance on this staff.”