Russ Goldman was kind enough to answer a few questions I had for him ahead of Saturday's match and I did the same for him over at Cottager's Confidential. Russ knows Fulham as well as anyone so it was pleasure to have a chance to pick his brain a bit before our respective clubs clash at Craven Cottage.
How has Mark Hughes performed to this point?
Mark Hughes I think has done a tremendous job in such a short period of time. He had very little time before the season began to get the team ready to go. His summer signings have worked out great. Moussa Dembele I believe will be a star in the Europa League. He has a special talent up front. When Zamora returns these two could make a dynamic duo. Carlos Salicido was also a really good signing for Hughes.
The most important thing I think he has brought is a change of style. Fulham are now asked to be far more adventurous in creating scoring opportunities. A player like Dickson Etuhu hardly ever came up last season up front. He is now an added weapon in scoring situations.