Next Match: away to West Ham, November 30
The league table is not looking pretty for Fulham right now and Scott Parker knows things need to pick up quickly if they are to avoid a relegation scrap. Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Swansea was the Whites' fifth loss on the bounce in all competitions, increasing the pressure on under-fire Martin Jol and leaving the west Londoners in the drop zone. Next up is a trip to Parker's former club West Ham - a match in which the former England international, named Fulham captain for the first time this weekend, knows he and his team-mates need to stop the rot. "We were always in the game and when we got it back to 1-1 I felt we could push on for the win or at least get a draw," Parker, whose fortuitous goal brought Fulham level, said. "It wasn't meant to be so we ended up coming away with no points which is disappointing. When you look at the table it does not look pretty. It is for all to see. We need to get some points and get them quickly or it is going to be a tough season for us. I think we know that. The key is getting some results. If we can win a couple of games all of a sudden the pressure can come off and things happen for you a bit. There's only so many times you can say you played well without getting the points. We hit the post and had a few chances but we didn't the win the game."