Hughes sets record challenge for Fulham

06 May 2011 02:30
Mark Hughes has sought to prevent Fulham slacking off in their final three games of the season by challenging them to secure their highest ever points tally in the Barclays Premier League. The Cottagers sealed their top-flight status last weekend when they romped to a 3-0 win at Sunderland and there could be a danger of them relaxing in their upcoming matches against Liverpool - on Monday night - Birmingham and Arsenal. But manager Hughes is determined to guide them to a top-10 finish and set them a target of winning all of their remaining games, a feat which would see them beat their best ever Premier League points tally of 53. He said: "If we get maximum points out of every game we have left then I think that's the highest total ever that a Fulham team has reached in the Premier League. "So that's a challenge for us and that's something that we'll use as a motivation going into these last three games. It could've been easy to switch off after the Bolton result, to be fair, because we were safe or near as damn it. "But I didn't see any inkling that that's what the players were feeling when we went up against Sunderland. So it's more of the same for the games we have remaining."

Source: PA

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