BREDE Hangeland insists Fulham are slowly improving away from home – even though they had that familiar sinking feeling at Villa Park.
The Whites have won only twice on the road this season, but have been hard to beat and they were seconds away from claiming a point when they were undone in injury time.
It brought an abrupt end to a run of three successive wins which had lifted Martin Jol's men to eighth in the table.
“It's disappointing not to have had more away wins,” agreed the big defender.
“It's always been the case as long as I've been here. But I think there are signs we're putting it right, even if it just didn't work out today.
“That's one of the worst things about football., to lose just before the end of the game. It's our turn today, so we need to take that on the chin and put it right next weekend.”
Hangeland added: “The first half was a poor performance. I thought second half, we did a bit better and it was more of an even contest and to lose just before time, like that, is devastating.
“We spoke about [Villa's poor home form] before the game, but we also spoke about the fact we haven't won here before and that it's always a difficult place to come. That was the case again today.
“We always knew, even though we'd won three games, that it would be difficult here and it proved to be a bad day for us. But we've got to just try and get on with it next week.”