Fredi Optimistic

Fredi Kanoute is hopeful he will return to action against Fulham on Boxing Day.

"I should play the next game but I am not sure yet," he admits.

"But we need everyone involved for the next game, and I hope I am - it has been very frustrating.

"I had a little problem with the groin so I couldn't come back, because every time it wasn't ready and I had to wait a bit more.

"I will train these next few days and we will see what happens - but I will do my best."

As for Saturday's draw against Bolton, he says: "We deserved to win, I think, but for the goal we just didn't focus for a second, and conceded a goal - that has happened many times.

"I am sure we can get out of it but we have to do it now - it is time."