Matt Smith could be poised to leave Fulham during the January transfer window – after Slavisa Jokanovic admitted ‘anything is possible’ over the next month when it comes to the out-of-favour forward.

The Serbian head coach praised Smith’s professional attitude as he has dealt well with being replaced by on-loan striker Chris Martin, but hinted that his future could lie elsewhere. The former Leeds forward started the season well – scoring winners against Newcastle and Preston, but has since largely had to be content with substitutes appearances, and was overlooked for a starting place when Martin was ineligible to face Derby last week.

Jokanovic told journalists ahead of Friday’s clash with Reading:

Matt Smith is a good professional and working hard. I’ve preferred to use different people in the position he plays in general. Anything is possible in the transfer window and we’ll try and make the best decision for ourselves.

The Fulham boss also praised teenage striker Stevie Humphrys and suggested that there is more game time on the horizon for the youngster after he made his senior debut as a substitute against Derby.

In front of him is a huge space and time to improve. We have been following his progress in games for the U23s. He’s in great form and everything will now depend on him. It’s simple. He needs to improve himself, work hard and fight to get closer to the starting XI.