Former Palace forward: Fulham’s Mitrovic will score more than 40 goals this season

Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison is backing Aleksandar Mitrovic to score more than 40 goals for Fulham this season.

The Serbian striker became the quickest player to get to 20 Championship goals after heading in the only goal at Peterborough United last weekend.

Mitrovic has reached that haul in 17 league matches.

Morrison told EFL on Quest: “You’re only as good as your strikers. You can keep as many clean sheets as you want but the hardest thing is to put the ball in the net.

At the moment Mitrovic is doing that. He’s an outstanding centre-forward and he deserves all those goals because he gets in the right areas. I think he will score over 40 goals.

“It’s frightening, we’re only in November. It’s ridiculous! He’s in fantastic form and Fulham create chances for him.”

Whites head coach Marco Silva added: “It’s fantastic what Mitrovic is doing.

“When you have a player with his capacity and ability to score goals, it’s fantastic for us. We know as a team that Mitro is a fantastic player.

“It’s a collective process, as Mitro can’t score goals without us creating.

“It was a fantastic moment from [Neeskens] Kebano, the way he created the chance.”

Mitrovic is one of seven players to be called up on international duty.

The other players selected are Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Jamaica), Neeskens Kebano (Congo), Antonee Robinson (USA), Marek Rodak (Slovakia), Jean Michel Seri (Ivory Coast) and Harry Wilson (Wales).

Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with Fulham teenage star Fabio Carvalho.

The 19-year-old, who played for Balham Blazers before being picked up by the west Londoners, is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to commit to new terms.

Carvalho has scored three goals in seven Championship outings this season.



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