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Fulham manager Mark Hughes insists Fulham’s FA Cup disappointment will not affect their confidence in the Premier League.

The Cottagers crashed out of the competition at the hands of Bolton in the fifth round on Sunday, suffering a 1-0 home defeat thanks to an early Ivan Klasnic strike.

Hughes’ side, currently 12th in the table, face a daunting resumption of their league campaign against title contenders Manchester City at the weekend.

But the manager is adamant his side’s form will not be disrupted by their cup setback.

“We will pick ourselves up and carry on,” said Hughes. “We won’t be affected confidence-wise from this because we are playing well.

“Man City will be a big test, they are a good side. I think the disappointment of today will help us in that respect.”

Hughes is taking his squad away on a break to Portugal ahead of their impending journey to Eastlands, though he admits the trip has been tainted by Sunday’s disappointment.

“This result has dampened (the Portugal trip) somewhat but we will take the opportunity to have a change of scenery,” he added.

“It has been a long season up to this point. We will come back and prepare to face Man City.”