Ruiz positive ahead of 'tough' week for Fulham

The London side looked to have put a shaky start to the Premier League season behind them when they followed a 1-0 win over Stoke by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 last Monday, only to be halted in their tracks at St Mary’s.

Martin Jol's men were sunk by first-half goals from Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez in a 2-0 defeat and now find themselves 14th after nine games.

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