Fulham boss Chris Coleman slammed his side’s performance as ‘probably the worst of the season.’

Despite handing recent recruit Simon Davies a full debut and with former United favourite Michael Brown skippering the team, the Cottages were never at the races.

‘After that I could change everybody for this weekend’s game at Newcastle,’ said a dejected Coleman.

‘It was just a poor performance all round from start to finish.

‘It warranted a kick up the backside and we got it. We have to be better than that.

‘We’ve had been on a good run of late, not losing for 10 games, but we didn’t deserve anything from this.’

Coleman, meanwhile, has confirmed midfielder Papa Bouba Diop is unlikely to join Wigan before the transfer window closes at midnight tomorrow.

The Latics have already agreed a fee with Fulham, but the Senegal playmaker has so far stalled on his decision.

‘I don’t think he will be going to Wigan unless something drastic happens,’ said Coleman.

‘I don’t see him going anywhere, but football being football, there might be something last minute.

‘He has said he wants to stay with us and fight for his place, which is good news.’