Hodgson hits out at fan backlash

Fulham manager
Image: Hodgson: Expects fatigue from his players

Roy Hodgson has called for understanding from some of the Fulham fans after the 2-1 win over Wigan.

Boss pleads for patience as Cottagers continue on two fronts

Roy Hodgson has called for understanding from some of the Fulham fans after Sunday's 2-1 win over Wigan. Hodgson's men put in a subdued first-half performance at Craven Cottage and fell behind to a Jason Scotland goal. But they roused after the break, with half-time substitute Stefano Okaka scoring his first Premier League goal before Brede Hangeland headed the winner. Hodgson believes his players took a while to get going having faced Wolfsburg just three days earlier in the Europa League quarter-finals. And the club's European adventure could continue as they travel to Germany for the second leg on Thursday with a 2-1 advantage.

Barrier

"We've done so much this year that sooner or later we're going to hit a barrier we're incapable of surmounting," said the Fulham boss. "It would be nice if people showed some sympathy and understanding for that. "They don't deserve people shouting at them to wake up. It's a question of getting tired legs going yet again. "I mean the people behind me, the more executive types, than those in the Hammersmith End."

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