Hughes expects fans to back Cottagers

03 January 2011 03:30
Mark Hughes hopes the manner of Fulham's last two performances will silence the Craven Cottage boo-boys on Tuesday night - despite the club still languishing in the Barclays Premier League drop zone. Hughes will be in the home dugout against West Brom for the first time since Boxing Day, when some of the Cottagers' fans called for his head. The former Manchester City and Blackburn manager left the field after his side's 3-1 defeat to West Ham to chants of "Hughes out!", having earlier endured taunts of "You don't know what you're doing!". Fulham delivered the perfect response to that shattering setback by recording a surprise win at Stoke two days later, which they followed with another encouraging - if pointless - performance at Tottenham on Saturday. Hughes insisted the club's supporters were within their rights to berate him after the Hammers game but is hopeful they take the improved displays on board. "They showed disappointment as we were beaten 3-1, it is understandable," he said. "But they have seen the manner of our last two performances - they will be right behind us."

Source: PA