Fulham boss predicts Mitrovic will keep scoring

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Slavisa Jokanovic is certain Aleksandar Mitrovic can fire the goals to keep Fulham in the Premier League.

Mitrovic scored twice and was inches away from a deserved hat-trick as the Cottagers beat Burnley 4-2 to secure their first points of the season.

The Serbian striker netted 12 goals while on loan at Fulham last term to help them to promotion, and having made the move from Newcastle permanent in the summer he set about the task of keeping them in the top flight in style.

Fulham boss Jokanovic said: “His attitude is fantastic, he is always available, we believe he is a quality player.

He demonstrated his ability in the Championship last season. Some people think he is only a Championship player but he showed he can be fighting at the highest level.”

Jeff Hendrick had cancelled out a stunning 25-yard drive from Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri when Mitrovic struck with two headers in two minutes.

James Tarkowski pulled one back for Burnley before half-time but Andre Schurrle’s late strike, after Mitrovic’s shot came back off a post, wrapped up the victory.

“I was getting worried we were waiting so long for the fourth goal but we got it and killed the game. I must be satisfied,” added Jokanovic.

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