It’s a warm welcome back to Clint Dempsey, who took just 22 minutes of pre-season action to score his first goal of the summer in a Fulham shirt.

The American, so impressive for his country at the Confederations Cup, opened the scoring at London Road midway through the first half. Positives signs for the Vetra game on Thursday if Dempsey can bring himself back to the boil with a goal this quickly.