Kevin McDonald keen for Fulham to return to winning ways against Reading

Kevin McDonald of Fulham and Graham Dorrans of Norwich City

The Scottish forward wants the Cottagers to control this weekend's clash with the Royals.

Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald has urged his side to make amends for their defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion over the weekend, as the West London side entertain Reading on Saturday in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Scot told the club's official website he wants his side to be more clinical in front of goal, as well as become a more solid unit defensively. 

Fulham's Scott Malone looks dejected at the end

After dominating large periods at the AMEX Stadium versus Brighton this past weekend, the Cottagers were undone by errors at the back following McDonald's opening goal as the Seagulls went second in the Championship.

Having nearly 60 per cent of the possession over 90 minutes, it was once again unforced errors that cost the West Londoners. Now McDonald wants his side to convert such superiority, as third-placed Reading visit Craven Cottage this weekend.

McDonald told fulhamfc.com: “We felt in control for large parts of the game, especially in the first half, so to come away with no points is a hard one to take. For their goals, we’ve got to do much better.

“Firstly we’ve got to take our chances, and then we’ve got to defend much better at the other end. So it’s a hard one to take but we’ve got to look at the positives from it."

Fulham's Kevin Mcdonald celebrates scoring their first goal

Since a £1.25m summer move from Wolverhampton Wanderers, as reported by SkySports, McDonald has scored three goals for Slaviša Jokanovic's side - including one versus Brighton - with Fulham sitting in tenth spot, just four points off the play-offs. 

The former Burnley and Sheffield United midfielder has added muscle to the Cottagers' side and has settled in well for his new employers, just five short already of his entire tally in the West Midlands over three seasons.

Now a regular starter for Jokanovic's side, the Scot is keen for his team to turn territory into points ahead of the visit of Jaap Stam's resurgent Royals.

Against a visiting team that have won five out of five league outings, McDonald wants Fulham to forget about their disappointment on the south coast over the weekend.

Reading manager Jaap Stam

“Brighton’s in the past now,” McDonald stated. “All the work this week is towards Reading, and we’ll go again and try and give a similar performance to last time out, but hopefully this time come away with the three points.

“It’s always hard to break down teams, especially at home. I’m sure Reading will come and play expansive football.

“I’ve seen them a couple of times and they play nice stuff, but it’s really up to us how we approach the game and how we want to play. I’m sure if we go about it the right way then we’ll get three points."

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