GARY Megson refuses to worry about Wanderers’ Craven Cottage jinx.

It has been 17 years since two goals from Andy Walker helped Bruce Rioch’s Whites to a 4-1 win at Fulham — their last in the league.

And although the Cottagers have remained solid on home turf in recent seasons, helping them to qualify for the Europa League last season, Megson insists his side can take three points from the capital this weekend.

“Fulham have got this way of playing that suits their players and at home they are strong without being invincible,” he said.

“They have been up and down and obviously they got a good result against Blackburn but, until the first goal went in, Blackburn were the better team. Franco Di Santo missed a chance after a couple of minutes and it just shows what can happen to another team when they don’t score first. But we know that it is going to be a tough game because of the players they have got. Yes, they are well organised, but that is the case for every team in the Premier League.”

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is close to signing a new deal at the club, reward for a remarkable change around in fortunes in the last two seasons.

The 62-year-old took over a little under two months after Megson took the helm at Wanderers and, like his Bolton counterpart, ensured Premier League survival only on the last day of the season.

He since led the club to European competition for only the second time in their history, and Megson admits his opponents tomorrow are the standard bearer for smaller clubs.

“There is always one club that is a shining light,” he said. “But you have to look back and Fulham have brought in some real top-class players. They have done for the last few years and they are doing very well.”