Fulham's record goalscorer still confident his former side can finish in the top two

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 8:34pm

Fulham FC legend Gordon Davies is still optimistic about his former side's chances of going up to the Premier League via the automatic positions.

Football in England is currently on pause due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

A season which had so many thrills and dramas left to play out in front of our gazing eyes, the Championship's promotion race had been an enthralling prospect for football fans up and down the land. 

With Liverpool looking likely to win their first Premier League title in comfortable fashion, another giant of the English game, Leeds United, were on course to rejoin the nation's elite in the top-tier. 

Breathing down their necks in a bid to prevent that from happening, Fulham FC under Scott Parker were just six points off Marcelo Bielsa's side with 9 league games left to play. 

With fixtures against Leeds and West Brom, who sit 2nd and 1st in the table respectively, Fulham still had a chance to gatecrash the party for either Leeds or the Baggies.

Many suspect the current top two would have gone on and gained promotion to the top flight but not if you're Gordon Davies. 

Davies, Fulham FC's record goalscorer, spoke to the Fulham Fans Show last night and was optimistic that if the season does resume at some point, his former side could still finish in an automatic spot. 

"I've been on the positive side of your question from day one. I thought that we could finish in the top two. I've said that all season, I still think that we can finish in the top two. I know i've been slaughtered by some Fulham supporters for saying that and still saying that.

"But it's something that I believe because yes, Leeds went through a dodgy patch- they've come through it- West Brom are now starting to hit a dodgy patch.

"It is difficult when you've got nine games left. We only need one game where we win, West Brom lose and then you're three points behind them and that's then with eight games to go, so that is nothing to catch up over eight games.

"So even if we both win three games on the trot, you're still only that one game behind them and as you say, we've got to play them and it could be, probably, one of the biggest games of the season.

"When you look at the fixtures that are remaining now, the three cancelled fixtures we would have- Brentford, Leeds and QPR- you win games like that and then you've got to play West Brom as well, anything can happen. 

"I definitely think we can still catch the second spot.

"I've got a feeling Leeds have had their bumpy period, they are still going for the jugular in every game that they're playing in and they're scoring goals and winning games late on, that is one thing that sometimes we don't do. 

"So I still think we can finish second, definitely, but I think the top spot, unless it is a bit of a miracle, is out of our grasp now." 

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