Interesting news for Fulham fans from Dublin tonight. Giovanni Trapattoni chose to pick Damien Duff, who has been out injured with a calf problem since limping out of the defeat to Arsenal early on a few weeks ago, for the Republic of Ireland’s final group game before the play-offs against Montenegro tonight.

Duff had Ireland’s best chance in the early stages – shooting into the side netting – and it was goalless at half-time. His participation tonight suggests that the winger could be available for Fulham when they face Hull City on Monday night.