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Arveladze's Fulham reaction

12 February 2022

Shota Arveladze felt there was plenty his side could take from the slender 1-0 defeat to league leaders Fulham.

Championship top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 31st goal of the season – a glancing header from Neco Williams’ pinpoint cross 12 minutes into the second half – settled a tight affair at the MKM Stadium.

“We are all disappointed because if we had got the point, I believe everyone would say we deserved it,” said Arveladze.

“This is football and we played against the best team in the league – they’re the best goalscorers in the league if you see the numbers.

“They’re quick in their play and they understand each other. I think this team have played quite long together.

“We tried to stop them, we tried to defend as a team, we tried to attack as a team, which made me happy.

“Today was definitely a day I’m proud of the boys – give them credit for their effort.

“It was very cold and wet weather and the supporters came and supported us and saw a good football game – both teams tried to play nice and attractive football.

“We’ve been the side who lost the game but there’s a lot to take from this game in the future.”

Arveladze confirmed Tom Eaves missed out through a foot injury and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh was absent with a groin problem, while Nathan Baxter still has an issue with his left hand.

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