Etuhu targets six of the best

The Cottagers host Bolton on Wednesday night before travelling to
Sunderland on Saturday ahead of their final three matches of the
season. Victory would catapult them from 13th to ninth in the
table, while a rare away win at the Stadium of Light would give
them every chance of ending a topsy-turvy campaign in the top 10.
Six points in the coming days could even see them challenge
eighth-placed Bolton, who currently hold a seven-point advantage
over the west Londoners. But midfielder Etuhu told his club’s
official website: “We’re not thinking about Bolton – we’re thinking
about us. “Respect to Bolton because they’ve done really well this
season. We played at their place earlier on in the season and we
got a draw in what was a tough game. “Their manager, Owen Coyle,
has done really well but when they come to our patch, it’s not
going to be easy for them. “We’re playing at home and everyone
knows Fulham are a good team at home. “The manager has a way he
wants us to play and we’re working hard on that – we believe we can
win every game. “We go into every game believing that we can win it
and that’s the case with the games we’ve got coming up this week.
“We’re going to go out there and approach the game in the right
manner but we believe we’ve got enough to win these games.”
Fulham’s home record in 2011 has been the key to their resurgence
from relegation contenders to top-half hopefuls. They have dropped
just two of the last 18 points on offer at Craven Cottage and also
won two FA Cup ties there in emphatic fashion. Their only defeat
since the turn of the year came against Bolton in the fifth round
of the cup two months ago. Etuhu’s fellow midfielder Simon Davies
said: “That was a frustrating day, they scored an early goal and we
were trying to break them down but we couldn’t do it. “We’ve got
five games left, it’s a shame we’ve had too many draws which has
held us back, but with five games to go we’ll be looking to pick up
at least a couple of wins. “They’ll be looking to come and give a
good account of themselves. We’re going to have to be on our game
and take the game to them.” Boss Mark Hughes must decide whether to
recall star striker Bobby Zamora, who was restricted to a late
cameo in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves after tweaking his back and
hip in training. The 30-year-old is not yet 100% fit after spending
six months out with a broken leg and Hughes will not take any
chances with him. He said: “Bobby had a problem after training on
Thursday with his back and his hip flexors. “He didn’t train on
Friday and we had to work on him all day and Friday night, then he
had more treatment on Saturday morning. “He said he was okay – put
his hand up and he wanted to play – but we have got a busy week
this week, so it is important that we protect him. “Obviously, he
has had a long-term injury so we are very careful with him. “I
didn’t think he was right to start but obviously he has made an
impact after coming on.”