Fulham boss Scott Parker shares honest opinion of West Brom and Slaven Bilic

Scott Parker, Caretaker Manager of Fulham shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London,...

Fulham and West Bromwich Albion will lock horns at Craven Cottage on Saturday and Scott Parker is looking forward to taking on the Baggies and Slaven Bilic.

Scott Parker, Caretaker Manager of Fulham shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London,...

Ahead of their Championship fixture with West Bromwich Albion, Fulham manager Scott Parker has given his thoughts on the Baggies and boss Slaven Bilic, in conversation with the Cottagers website.

Craven Cottage will see the West Londoners lock horns with West Brom in Saturday's early kickoff as two sides seeking promotion to the Premier League and both currently in the playoff places seek to edge closer to the top of the table ahead of the bulk of the league's fixtures.

 

Despite being sixth in the standings, Fulham have gone three games without a win in all competitions, while the Baggies - who appointed Bilic in the summer - are unbeaten so far in the division and put in solid displays against Nottingham Forest, Luton Town and Derby County.

Parker is expecting a tough but "very good" game against a "quality" side featuring some very good players who he reckons will be in the upper echelons of the table, while their manager is knowledgeable and knows what the division is about.

Slaven Bilic head coach

“I’m fully aware of West Brom’s quality, they’re a very good side who will certainly be up there," Parker told the Fulham media team. “We’ve prepared like we do for every game, as we realise the challenge ahead.

“They’ve been in this division for two years now, so have come to grips with it. They’ve got a manager in Slaven Bilic who understands it and knows what it’s about. They have some very good players, experienced players, so we’re looking forward to it. I expect it’s going to be a very good game."

Fulham are back in the Championship after a one-year stay in the Premier League, while WBA reached the playoffs last term, coming within two games of bringing Premier League football back to The Hawthorns.

A general view of Craven Cottage before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, England.

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