Roy Hodgson has rubbished recent speculation suggesting that Diomasny Kamara could be leaving Fulham – and the Senegalese striker might have earned himself some more playing time after his equaliser secured a very useful point in Sofia last night.

Newspaper reports had suggested that Kamara was upset about a possible move to Newcastle on loan being rejected, while the Magpies caretaker boss Chris Hughton had hinted at a chance of resurrecting the deal. Hodgson was insistent that there was no prospect of Kamara going out on loan.

Just before the transfer window closed, Chris Hughton contacted me and asked if it was a possibility – and I said ‘no’. Three or four days later, someone else at Newcastle asked our board if there was a chance they could take him on loan.

We said no – because we need him for the European games. There’s no truth in the stories that he’s going to Newcastle.

Diomansy took the goal very well. We’ve see him do that so many times.

When he span away I was confident he would get behind the defence and compose himself. It still wasn’t an easy finish – it was on his left foot as well.

It’s once of those goals where you think ‘open goal, he should score’ – but I’ve seen many missed in my time.