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Stephen Kelly said he felt ‘gutted’ after Fulham slipped to defeat against his former club yesterday afternoon.

The Irish international, a half-time substitute for the badly injured Zdenek Grygera, felt Fulham fought back bravely having given Tottenham a two-goal start and were good value for a point.

Going two behind like we did was disappointing. We would have certainly taken the draw, but in the way we came back in the second-half we deserved even more.

At 2-1 it was ours for the taking and how that ball didn’t go in at the end is beyond us all. I think that was probably the best we have played all season – we deserved more.

The score wasn’t reflective of how well we played and it really was gutting. It was very difficult to take but we’ll bounce back because there were a lot of positives to be taken.

Spurs are a fantastic side and one that will be right up there at the end of the season. They came here in very good form and perhaps they were lucky to leave with all three points.

That’s football isn’t it and sometimes it just doesn’t go your way – unfortunately at times this season we have seen that for ourselves. It was the same against Everton a couple of weeks back, but we’ll bounce back. We have been playing some really good football and it will come for us. We go to Sunderland next weekend and we’ll do our best to get back on track.

Kelly also had words of concern for Czech defender Grygera, who needed an oxygen mask after he fell awkwardly in the closing stages of the first period.

It’s never nice to see a player leave the field on a stretcher. And we all wish him a speedy recovery. He’s a good lad and a good player; he’s done well since he joined in the summer.

Obviously I got my chance today and hopefully I can come in and do a job. It’s a shame in light of the circumstances but it’s an opportunity I want to take. We have some big games coming up and a lot of fixtures coming thick and fast – it will be nice to play a part in that and let’s hope we can get a bit more luck.