Huddersfield 1-1 Fulham: Slavisa Jokanovic and David Wagner react to draw
Last Updated: 16/01/16 8:48pm
Slavisa Jokanovic is prioritising building a stong Fulham squad by not selling his best players following a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.
Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele are both said to be January targets for rival clubs but Jokanovic said: "I have every intention of keeping these players."
McCormack scored his 17th goal of the season inside the first two minutes to rock the home side, while Town skipper Mark Hudson equalised midway through the first half and Fulham held out for a point.
Jokanovic, who had lost his first three games in charge since taking over as head coach, dismissed rumours over the future of McCormack and Dembele and said: "This is all speculation and I want them to stay.
"We intend to use the loan market and we are looking to bring players in. It won't be easy. We are under an embargo and can't spend money but we need to try to strengthen.
"This was the Fulham plan before I arrived and this is what we want to do."
Jokanovic, who led Watford to promotion from the Championship, said a draw was a fair result and added: "We scored very fast and if we had scored one more we would have won.
"We need a stronger mentality and a killer instinct for winning the game. We also need more training and there is work to do. We need to be more competitive."
McCormack rocked Huddersfield with a second-minute strike, his fourth goal in five appearances against Town, including a hat-trick for former club Leeds.
McCormack will not score many simpler goals after Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg rolled a pass to him on the edge of the box.
The in-form striker was one-on-one with Jed Steer and made no mistake with the finish.
Centre-back Hudson, who started his career at Craven Cottage, levelled in the 20th minute when he stuck out a boot and turned Emyr Huws' free-kick beyond Andy Lonergan and into the far corner for his second goal in four days.
Jamie Paterson hit the post for Town and Fulham's Alex Kacaniklic had an effort ruled out for offside.
Town head coach David Wagner saw his side stretch their unbeaten run to six matches and said: "It's good but we have to analyse our performances game by game.
"This was a very different game to Tuesday when we beat Charlton 5-0. We have to be open and fresh to new ideas. After the game I accept the result and I am not unhappy with a point. With the way we started it was not easy.
"At half-time we showed the players some clips about where they went wrong and second half it was much better. The result was fair because Fulham have some good players."
Wagner said Fulham were playing the same footballing style as Town and added: "I enjoyed the game. Technically it was very good to watch. Sometimes when two opponents play this style it is not the nicest to watch but this was a good game."