Tete and Cairney still struggling with injuries

Kenny Tete will be out for at least another six weeks with a hamstring injury. 

Fulham boss Marco Silva made a late play to get a replacement right-back before the transfer window closed, but came up short.

However, he says he is more than happy with those left to plug the gap, including Denis Odoi.

The Belgian was the choice in the 3-0 home win over Stoke, and there are others such as Bobby Decordova-Reid and Steven Sessegnon also able to fill the role.

Silva said: “Kenny will be out for one month and a half for sure, maybe two, but I cannot be precise to you.

“But I’m very happy with our squad. If you get someone (new) he has to add something. We don’t just want to sign someone for the sake of it.

“We have others with different profiles to Kenny, but it’s up to me to get the best from them.

“You saw last game that Denis did well. When you get your chance you have to take it, and Denis did that.”

Meanwhile, Tom Cairney continues to struggle to recover from a long-term knee injury.

The Fulham captain has not featured since he faced Newcastle on December 19 last year.

The problem started with a knock in a pre-season friendly against MK Dons that gradually got worse.

Cairney has been close to making a return several times since but always pulled up short as the trouble flared again.

The Scotland international started pre-season, but yet again suffered a setback.

“He started the pre-season before I arrived, and did everything with this team-mates,” Silva explained.

“But the reality is he felt the same situation in his knee.

“It’s taking longer than we expected, but our main target is to get him to a perfect condition and to enjoy the training sessions every day and eventually to be fit enough to be involved in the games.

“How much longer it will be, I don’t know.”

Including Tete and Cairney, Fulham could be without seven players for Saturday’s game against Blackpool.