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Meulensteen wants 'togetherness' at Fulham

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is planning to keep everyone together as the southwest London club look to avoid relegation.

The Cottagers, who have been in the Premier League since 2001, currently sit at the foot of the table after 24 matches of the 2013/14 season.

Tuesday night saw Fulham lose in the fourth round of the FA Cup to League One Sheffield United, which was another dagger to the heart, but a defiant Meulensteen was planning to get things right in the remaining months in order to keep the club aloft.

"The staff, players and fans are all not happy with this situation as it is," Meulensteen said. "That is normal. That is frustration.

"The most important thing is that we don't lose the togetherness because that is the only way we're going to get out of this mess.

"If you start falling apart, then you have an even bigger problem and that is what cannot happen.

"The most important message to the fans is to not add to the problems we already have, but to be part of the solution and make sure you keep sticking together, keep supporting the team and players most importantly.

"I think everybody can see that we have been a team that has not got the results that we wanted, therefore we have slipped into the position that we're in and we're trying ever so hard to get out of it.

"But there is not a sort of a direct sort of solution and hopefully the new players can help us fix it."

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