Magath: I am the right man for Fulham

Felix Magath saw his side lose at Derby. Photo: PA

Felix Magath remains confident he can take Fulham back to the Premier League but admits there will be changes after they were thrashed 5-1 at Derby.

A fourth consecutive defeat leaves Fulham below Blackpool and Bolton at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship although Magath believes he can revive their fortunes.

On the evidence of this, he has a big job ahead of him after his young team collapsed despite Scott Parker's second-half equaliser which cancelled out Jamie Ward's opener.

Ward volleyed Johnny Russell's cross from the right past Jesse Joronen from eight yards in the 23rd minute but they levelled in the 54th minute when Parker's precise low drive from 15 yards fizzed inside Lee Grant's right hand post.

But the rest of the game was a horror show for Fulham as Craig Bryson volleyed in Russell's cross in the 59th minute before Chris Martin was allowed to turn too easily two minutes later and beat the exposed Joronen.

Martin tapped in his second in the 87th minute after Simon Dawkins had gone clear to strike a post and Dawkins completed the rout a minute later when he ran through another gaping hole in the defence to complete a memorable day for Derby.

"That was the worst performance but the good thing about today is that it is clear we have to change something," Magath said. "The result was very bad and so now is the time to change. A few minutes after the game is not the time to talk about what we will change but for sure there will be new players in.

"I am convinced the quality of the players is very good but we are not getting a real team at the moment because of the losses we have not enough confidence to show what we are able to do. I have to react and bring some players in.

"I am not satisfied with the situation. Derby are one of the favourites for this season and you can lose against such a good team but not in this manner." When he was asked if he is the right man to guide Fulham through the Championship, Magath replied: "Yes, for sure."