Defender doubtful for Saints trip


Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is set to miss the clash with Southampton on Saturday because of a nerve injury in his leg.

Manager Martin Jol said the Norwegian central defender will probably sit out the game at St Mary’s while midfielder Bryan Ruiz is doubtful because of a back injury.

Defender Aaron Hughes could make his first appearance since August 31 if he overcomes a thigh injury, but full-back Matthew Briggs (hernia) is still out.

Pajtim Kasami is set to continue in the starting line-up after his wonder goal against Crystal Palace in Monday.