Fulham boss Kit Symons will be able to call upon Irish youngster Sean Kavanagh as Fulham face Brighton and Hove Albion at Craven Cottage tomorrow – but is still waiting for news on the seriousness of Jack Grimmer’s injury.

The Scottish full back is facing a lengthy injury lay-off having injured his ankle during Fulham’s narrow League Cup victory at Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night. The highly-rated youngster was only risked at Adams Park to avoid aggravating an ankle problem that Jazz Richards picked up in training. Kavanagh is available for selection after shaking off a hamstring complaint.

Symons admitted he had no hesitation in activating the option in Ross McCormack’s contract that allowed Fulham to extend his contract by a further year. “I’m mindful we don’t want everything to go through one player, but it’s true, Ross is very important to us, and both parties were happy to exercise the option.”

The Fulham boss is expecting an entertaining tussle with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

“Brighton are a good football side play, who like to play from the back and like to get the ball out wide,” added Symons. “It should be a good game of football. Having said that it’ll be a boring 0-0, but I’m hoping for different.”