Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is well aware how vital it is for his side to record a victory in the Europa League this week.

The Cottagers take on Polish club Wisla Krakow in Group K on Thursday and after going down the last time the sides met, a win is high on the agenda.

Wisla got the better of Fulham 1-0 in Krakow on October 20, with the visitors having Moussa Dembele questionably sent off just prior to the half-hour mark, but this time Australian international Schwarzer feels his side will be bagging maximum points with an improved performance.

"Wisla are a good side with some good individual players," Schwarzer told the club's official website. "It was frustrating in Poland but when you have a player sent-off for whatever reason early on in the game, it makes things very difficult. But we still had some chances - so to lose the game 1-0 was still very disappointing but I think on another day we could have come away with at least a point.

"Thursday's going to be a different game, we're playing at home and we need three points, so we're going to do everything we can to take three points."

Fulham sit second on their group table on four points from three outings - a win behind leaders FC Twente - and four clear of both Odense and Wisla.

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