Heitinga, who swapped the Toffees' European push for Craven Cottage in January, is not fazed by the different and difficult situation he now faces.
The Holland defender said: "I knew when I came to Fulham that it was going to be hard and a long season.
"Hopefully my experience will keep Fulham in the league.
"We will still need to play better. We need to fight to survive.
"There are still seven games to play and most of the games are at home, so we need to keep (getting) the points."
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