Fulham frustration for Hughes

BY foxsports • December 19, 2010

The Cottagers know that, with their game against Liverpool on Saturday having fallen foul of the weather, they will spend Christmas in relegation trouble. Only goal difference is currently keeping their head above water, with just two wins taken from their 17 games to date. That record would suggest that they have struggled at times this season, but Hughes insists that is not the case. He believes fortune has been against his side this term, with their lowly standing a false representation of their efforts. "We're fully aware of where we are and it's a real frustration for us," said Hughes. "I think we're using that frustration of not having many points as we should have done. "I don't think there is any danger of us thinking, 'We're okay because we are playing well'. We're really conscious of the fact that you have to get points on the board. That's what we'll do." Part of the problem for Fulham this season has been their lack of goals, with just 16 scored so far. Hughes admits that is an issue he is keen to address, with a new forward featuring prominently on his January shopping list. "We have to look at our needs and at the moment our needs are pretty much there for everyone to see," he said. "We need a little bit of help at the top end."

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