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Stockdale: Unity required to keep Fulham out of drop zone

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale says it is vital that the southwest London club stick together if they want to avoid relegation this season.

The Cottagers came from behind to beat West Ham United 2-1 on New Year's Day, sending them two points clear of the bottom three, and Stockdale has called for further unity to continue kicking away from the relegation mire.

"We're in a relegation battle and we won't get out of it by sitting back and looking at individual performances - we have to play as a team," he told the club's official website.

"You saw the character we possess to come from 1-0 down. We had a little bit of help with the sending-off (of Kevin Nolan) but, even at 1-0, we had chances to get back into it."

He added: "You can't think about results too much - we can't think about West Ham really now as we need to get back on the training pitch ahead of an FA Cup game at Norwich City [on Saturday] that we want to win but we're delighted to get six points out of a possible nine over the festive period.

"We've now got to use these two victories to push on and get up that table."

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Andrew Slevison
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