Good news on the injury front. Tucked away at the bottom of that Sun story on Hangeland and Hodgson’s new contract, is a paragraph suggesting that Danny Murphy might be available for Saturday’s trip to Birmingham as the Premier League resumes after the international break.

Murphy has missed Fulham’s last five games due to a knee injury sustained in the second half of the 2-0 win over Hull City at Craven Cottage last month. His return would be a welcome boost for the Whites as they look to contain their fine run of form in the league.