Marco Silva insists that fit-again Kenny Tete will not walk straight back into his Fulham side.

The Dutch defender, absent since injuring his hamstring in the 2-0 win over Hull City back in August, resumed full training with his team-mates during the international break and Silva confirmed that Tete will be available for selection against Cardiff City at Craven Cottage tonight. But the Fulham boss believes he is spoilt for choice at right back after Denis Odoi deputised for Tete successfully.

“It’s a very good fight between him, Kenny and Christie, and Kenny has to show he is better than the others. It’s what Kenny is trying to do, and for sure, Denis will do the same. Kenny has shown he’s now ready to play, and I will take the decision for each match.

“I think Denis is improving and he had a very good first game against Stoke. Of course, there were some ups and downs like the team. But Denis is a very good professional that allows him to work every single day really hard. I know every training session and every match day he gives 100%.”