Through the wonderful medium of Twitter, we learn that Fulham will have to do without Aaron Hughes for Saturday’s trip to West Brom. His reaction to the news demonstrates his frustration.

Hughes’ absence will probably see Philippe Senderos partner Brede Hangeland at the heart of the Fulham defence, although Zdenek Grygera will have done his chances of an earning a first-team spot no harm with an impressive display at centre back against Chelsea last night.

The Northern Ireland captain has been missing since he injured his groin in the 1-1 draw against Blackburn and will now hope to return in time for Fulham’s second Europa League group fixture in Odense on September 29.