Last season’s Championship Golden Boot winner has not scored in the Premier League since mid-September and has not started a game since early November due to a run of poor form and slight injury.
Since the Serbian was dropped from the side, Fulham have improved under Parker and his former star striker faces a fight to regain his starting berth.
However, as Fulham prepare to face Mitrovic’s former side Newcastle this weekend, Parker offered the 26-year-old hope.
“He is in a good place and getting up to speed and no doubt that with a lot of games coming up he is going to be in and around it when called upon,” said Parker. “From my point of view it is something we need to look at.
“The period we’re coming into is a busy, busy period with a lot of games and it is physically impossible for a player to go and play as many games as those scheduled.
“We’ll have to rotate the squad and see what is best where we can to freshen things up.”
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