Parker confident ahead of Fulham's big Championship opener against relegated Newcastle

Fulham midfielder Scott Parker cannot wait for tomorrow night's Sky Bet Championship season opener at home to relegated Newcastle United.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 8:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:52 pm
Fulham midfielder Scott Parker faces former club Newcastle tomorrow

Former Magpie Parker has enjoyed a productive pre-season campaign with the Londoners, who are set to lose star man Ross McCormack to Aston Villa – after agreeing a £12million fee.

Parker has helped Fulham to some impressive displays in their friendly games, notably in last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Premier League club Crystal Palace.

“We’ve had a very good pre-season. We had two good trips away and new players coming in and integrating. We’re just looking forward to the start,” the 35-year-old told

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“Results breed confidence and it becomes a habit.

“The only game we’ve lost was against Real Betis, to a penalty in the dying minutes.

“When you looked at the fixtures coming out, I don’t think there would have been a better fixture for us, you’ve got one of the title contenders coming down.

“It’s a perfect start for us. There’s a real incentive for us to go and beat a top side and give us huge confidence pushing on.”