Coleman wants 8 points
Fulham manager Chris Coleman has stressed the need to get another eight points on the board in order to survive.
The Whites are sitting in 16th place in the Premiership at the moment with 32 points are eight points clear of the Birmingham in the drop-zone.
Coleman believes 40 points should be enough to retain their Premiership status which means his team need another eight points from their final nine games to stay up.
He said: 'We are eight points clear of the bottom three, so I think the general feeling is we are safe,' he told Sky Sports News. 'But we are not as there are still a lot of points to play for.
'We have got 32 points;' he continued, 'I think we need eight more points to be absolutely certain of Premiership football next season.
Fulham's position has not been helped by their lacklustre away form this season. They haven't won on the road all season and taken only three points. It is a matter of concern as they still have to play Aston Villa, Sunderland and Manchester City as well as their trip to Anfield tonight.
With some of the quality in the side and the way Fulham have played this season it is hard to imagine them being in such a precarious position. But Coleman believes his side has been guilty of their own downfall.
'If you look at some of the games, we should have won at Wigan and Boro' and Newcastle. We have been leading in three or four away games with 20 minutes to go but we have given that up because we have got nervous.'
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