Aleksandar Mitrovic may miss the rest of February’s football after being ruled out of Fulham’s win at Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon, according to Marco Silva.

The Portuguese head coach revealed that the Serbian striker had missed training at Motspur Park this week after injuring his hamstring in the warm-up before last Saturday’s win over Nottingham Forest but insisted on playing – and Fulham won’t be taking any risks with their key forward.

“We assessed him during the week, with some doubt about whether to take a risk or not. The medical staff told me was not available for the match. It looks a minor injury. I don’t know if he will ready [for Wolves] or just for Leeds. Let’s see. The next few days will be important for us to see if he will be available.”

Silva shouldered the blame for Fulham’s poor first half at the AMEX Stadium, having opted to play Bobby Decordova-Reid up front ahead of Carlos Vinicius, who came on in the second half and set up another substitute in the shape of Manor Solomon for a dramatic late winner.

“That was my fault. We are really connected to play with a number nine. It was a little bit difficult for us to link the play, break that first pressure especially when you play against a team who mark you man on man every time. It wasn’t our best performance. We didn’t perform at our best level. Brighton played better than us. But we showed resilience and belief. I have praise our boys for that.”