Fulham go head-to-head with one of the sides breathing down their neck tomorrow when Simon Grayson brings his Preston side to the Cottage, and Slavisa Jokanovic is expecting the visitors to bring an aggressive style of play.
Preston are only a point behind the Cottagers and have only lost one league game in the whole of 2017 and come to west London on a fine run of form.
Their only defeat of the calendar year came against Cardiff in a 2-0 defeat at the end of January, although Grayson believes they head to the Cottage tomorrow as underdogs.
But Jokanovic isn’t buying that and he reckons that Preston will try to be aggressive and will aim to stop his side from building possession and by putting them under pressure all game.
He said: "They are an aggressive team and have one point less than us - they've done a great job and I’m sure they will be aggressive and try and press us in our half of the pitch.
"They will try and press our build up and try to send long balls and be ready for the second phase so they can play in our half.
"If we dominate that part of the game they will try be in a shape to catch us in the defensive transition.
"All of this they do very well and we must be ready for everything and must take the ball into possession and try to dominate and mark the territory and put them under stress.
"I believe they are very competitive and will try to be aggressive and put us under pressure and try to win the game in the way they do normally."