Tom Cairney says Fulham cannot afford to linger on defeat to Burnley ahead of a crucial relegation clash with Bristol City on Saturday.

The Whites emerged pointless despite goals from Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele giving them a first half lead.

Sam Vokes’ brace and Andre Gray’s stunning strike condemned the hosts to a second consecutive home defeat, and the Whites midfielder knows the Cottagers have to bounce back.

Cairney said: “We played some really good stuff first half, we penned them in first half we looked like we had more energy and were more sharp and went in 2-1 up.

“For our part we definitely should have got something from the game the way we played.

“We have got enough talent in the squad, but we need to start picking up points, hopefully that can start on Saturday against Bristol City.

Fulham’s battle for survival was not helped by four of the five teams beneath the Whites picking up points.

Rotherham’s victory over Middlesbrough drew them to within two points of Slavisa Jokanovic’s men, and Bolton scored a last gasp equaliser against Ipswich to rescue a point.

And Cairney insists that the fantastic fans support will help propel his side to safety, starting on Saturday.

He added: “I think the fans were brilliant tonight as well, you can see the effort they put we were putting in - when we play like that, the top of the league cannot handle us.”

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