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Parker reveals how Fulham can secure Premier League survival

Scott Parker has warned Fulham cannot put too much pressure on new signing Josh Maja to keep them up.

Maja scored two goals to fire Fulham to a 2-0 win at Everton on Sunday and give them a glimmer of hope in their fight to avoid relegation.

The striker, who signed on loan from Bordeaux last month, has brought the firepower that Fulham have missed this season but Parker says they cannot rely on him alone.

The Cottagers travel to Burnley on Wednesday knowing a win will take them to within four points of safety.

Parker said: “What a way to start, his Premier League debut for us, to score two goals and for us to win the game, it was pretty special for him really. I am really conscious that I do not want to put a lot on the shoulders of someone so young.

“But I have been very impressed in the short space of time that I have been working with Josh. Hopefully that can continue.

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“He has come into a young group, an energetic, upbeat group of players, and he has fitted in very well. He wants to learn, he is a player who wants to get better and that is vitally important when you come into where we are.

“There is a lot on him, like any forward at this club. The hardest job is putting the ball in the net and pressure comes with that, but I am sure he will take that in his stride.”

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