Bolton boss Owen Coyle expects Fulham and Mark Hughes to be a winning combination this season.
It has been a difficult summer for the Cottagers following manager Roy Hodgson's defection to Liverpool and the search for his successor which only ended with the appointment of Hughes at the end of July.
Going into Fulham's opening Barclays Premier League game against Bolton, Hughes has no new signings to his name and only around a fortnight of preparation with the players under his belt but Coyle has predicted a positive campaign for the former Manchester City boss and his new club.
"You have a terrific manager first and foremost in the shape of Mark Hughes," Coyle said. "There is no doubt that he will mould that team the way he wants but he will also recognise that he has inherited some very good players from Roy.
"So when you put the combination together, Fulham will show everyone this season again that they are a quality side."