Fulham manager Martin Jol eager to begin winning games after poor start to the season

The Dutchman has seen his charges start the campaign poorly, but with the aid of his three new signings believes they can pull a much-needed streak of victories together

Fulham manager Martin Jol has urged his team to begin a winning streak in the Premier League against Blackburn on Sunday.

The Cottagers have only picked up one point in their first three matches, whilst their opponents have lost all their games so far.

Jol believes his side can use Sunday’s match to catapult themselves into a healthy position in the table.

"It doesn't matter where you play, we need points and to get out of a situation where we are bottom of the league," Jol said according to the Daily Mail.

"All the teams that are there will tell you the same so they will try to win and we will try to get the result.

"I feel (the need to win) is probably the same as for the opposition. We need the points."

The Cottagers have struggled with a lack of depth in their team and also trying to juggle Premier Leaue games with Europa League matches.

The Dutchman had no choice but to add players to his squad on deadline day, purchasing Bryan Ruiz, Zdenek Grygera and Orlando Sa.

While the signings have been an encouraging sign, Jol concedes they will not all feature straight away.

"I would have a worry playing all three of them on Sunday," he said. 'We have got a good team and I wouldn't play all them. Why should I?"

"We have a good team, especially at home.

He added: "I don't feel the programme helped, of course, because we played one home game - where I still think we should have had a win - and then we play three away matches.

"That is never easy and I think Fulham have won eight games in the last three years away from home so we have to do better in that respect.

Fulham’s next Europa League game is against FC Twente – the team Jol captured Ruiz form – but believes the Costa Rican will take some time to settle in.

"Most of the people will tell you that Luis Suarez was one of the few that never had a problem [playing in a new league]," he said.

"He fitted in straight away but most of the other players will tell you that the tempo is a bit higher, the pace, the quality of the game is very good in England.

"It wouldn't be strange or awkward if they need a couple of weeks to gel with the other players.

"There was never a feeling that he would leave us or go somewhere else.

"Twente were good and everybody knows we have got the budget so everybody knows I am happy to stay within the budget with these four or five players."