Aaron Hughes offers the same analysis that many of the people walking down Stevenage Road were sharing after the 1-1 draw with Bolton on Saturday night. He doesn’t quite go as far as the guy in front of man who said: ‘On another day, we’d have murdered ’em,’ but agrees that we were out of luck.

Speaking to the Ealing Gazette, the Fulham stand-in skipper admitted he was pleased with the way his side fought back from the shock of going behind to a rather soft Ivan Klasnic goal.

We would have liked it to have been a win but these sort of games are always going to be tough. We said before the game that it might take a little while before we can get a chance to get the ball down and play.

We had to match their fight and we really put them on the back foot at the start of the second half and went on from there. We got the goal and had a few more chances cleared off the line, so perhaps we were a little unlucky not to have nicked a winner.

The Northern Ireland centre back is proud of Fulham’s good defensive record.

The longer that continues the better. If we don’t concede goals it means were are well on our way to at least getting a point and maybe something more. It’s very much a team game and everyone plays their part when we get a clean sheet – it’s a big effort from everyone.