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We are eager to go again - McAllister

City assistant head coach Jamie McAllister says the squad will take the game to mid-table Fulham tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

The Cottagers have conceded in all of their home matches this season and have not recorded a win throughout October.

The Robins travel to Craven Cottage for only the fifth time in 20 years, where they have enjoyed three consecutive wins - 4-0 and 2-1 (twice).

While City were winning 2-1 at Sunderland on Saturday, Fulham were salvaging a point against Bolton Wanderers thanks to a last-gasp Tom Cairney header. 

McAllister told BCTV: "I think we showed great character, great fight and great spirit because it wasn't pretty.

"We showed we can win that way and go away to Sunderland in blustery, windy, horrible conditions and show the other side of our game to come away with three big points.

"They are a team that are struggling but they have good, experienced players who have been in the Premier League and we've been there and taken three, massive points.

"We've won our previous three trips to Fulham. For me that doesn't count for much on Tuesday, it's all about who turns up on the night and who executes their game plan the best.

"Although we have a good record there it's all about focussing on tomorrow night and forget about the past."

"The boys have recovered well from a difficult away game but are ready to go and are eager to go again on Tuesday night."

Jamie McAllister

City lie fourth in the Sky Bet Championship and a win will keep the pressure on Cardiff City, who they face at the weekend. As for the Cottagers, they lie 13th in the league, but are only four points away from a play-off position.

McAllister added: "It shows you what a good league it is and how tight it is.

"From fourth to 12th there is only four points difference so it's very tight and every game is massive. We have to approach them in the right manner.

"The boys have recovered well from a difficult away game but are ready to go and are eager to go again.

"They definitely pose a threat. They do score goals but they haven't kept a clean sheet all season at home so we'll be focussing on that. We've got a game plan and it's up to us to execute that.

"They have good players in possession, but out of possession I feel we can cause them problems in their box, attacking crosses, corners and free kicks. If we can make them defend we can cause them problems."

City's initial ticket allocation for Tuesday has sold out but it will also be pay on the night.

On the level of City support, McAllister added: "It's unbelievable and it really shows you the support. The fans have been outstanding this year and on Saturday I thought they were excellent.

"We spoke to some of the fans on Saturday morning and some had travelled ten hours to be in Sunderland because of traffic. It's massive to have them and the lads and staff showed straight after the game how much we appreciate that.

"On Tuesday we'll have 1,600-plus supporters at Craven Cottage which is unbelievable so it's excellent support and we hope it continues."

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