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.”