#Fulham travel to Loftus Road on Friday night to take on Ian Holloway's Queens Park Rangers. After scalping Nottingham Forest 3-1 away from home at the City Ground on Tuesday evening, Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic called for his men to remain "motivated" and "ready" for the west London derby, an annual encounter in the Championship which always throws up a fiery battle on the pitch without fail.

According to an article by Fullhamfc, he said,“As a coach, and as a player too many years ago, I’ve had the chance to be involved in these games, I know it’s sentimental to people, I know what they expect from us for this game. We must be motivated, we must show ambition and do everything to win the game."

The last time the Cottagers made the short trip to Shepherds Bush they walked away with a hard-fought 1-1 draw after a brawl broke out on the pitch in the dying embers of the tie.

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'Slav' certainly understands what it takes to nab three points away from home, although he also knows that his squad needs to remain focused if they're going to do so against one of their most bitter rivals.

Challenges

According to the Burton Mail,"Physical" and "very strong" is how Jokanovic labelled the Hoops. Though their form has been as similar to Fulham's of late in terms of consistency, Holloway's fold will also understand the importance of the Friday night bout with their loathed counterparts and will be just as determined to claim the bragging rights at the end of the 90-minute slog. "Analysis" has been part of the Serbian's preparation in the run-up to the match, so it's presumed that the riversiders will be more than ready to deal with whatever #QPR have to brandish at them on the turf.

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Fulham looked shaken in the defensive third and often found it difficult to venture clear of their own half, but this time around, come the referee's whistle, "brave" Fulham will supposedly be hungry to "dominate" the proceedings, as they strive to climb the table towards the play-off positions once more at QPR's expense.

Confidence

After netting two in the last two domestic fixtures for his new employers, Aboubakar Kamara resounds as Fulham's secret weapon in the spearhead of the attack, marrying his drive and tenacity on and off the ball with his newfound efficiency in-front of the target effortlessly, becoming one of Jokanovic's most potent outlets. The Frenchman - who dubbed himself '#AK47' following his summer move from Ligue 1 outfit SC Amiens, is finally starting to live up to his deadly moniker after a flaccid few weeks without notching a goal on the score-sheet.

Yohan Mollo, Neeskens Kebano and Stefan Johansen also impressed during Fulham emphatic victory over Forest earlier in the week, so spirits within the camp will presumably be sky high, although the promotion-chasing Londoners will be wary of a complacent showing under the floodlights, with the 'R's' raring to send them plummeting back down to earth.

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