Nevland confident of survival

Fulham forward expects tight relegation battle

Nevland: Hoping to avoid drop

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Erik Nevland is anticipating a competitive relegation battle but believes Fulham should be strong enough to avoid the drop.

The Cottagers have climbed to 10th in the Premier League table on the back of three wins in their last four games, and their home form has been impressive all season.

Fulham remain just six points ahead of bottom club West Brom and Nevland accepts that the scrap for survival could go down to the final day of the season.

"I think there are about 10, 11 or 12 teams that are going to be worried about relegation and we are one of them," the Norwegian striker told Sky Sports News.

"We just have to work hard every week and try to get results.

"Hopefully we can start winning away as well and then we will be okay, but you are not safe until the last day I think."

Gomes surprise

Fulham beat Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday after a mistake by goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes gifted them the opening goal.

The former PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper has struggled since his move to Spurs and Nevland, who played in Holland for four years, has been surprised by his poor performances.

"It is quite strange. I played in Holland for many years and Gomes was fantastic for PSV, and now he's doing stuff like this," said Nevland.

"But I can only say thank you we got the three points. He has stopped a lot of my shots over the years so I am glad he let two in at the weekend

"I am sure that if he gets his confidence he will be alright."