Simon Davies was happy to return for Fulham in defeat at Swansea City.

He was recalled in the centre of midfield in place of the injured Danny Murphy and, having not played since our opening UEFA Europa League matches at the end of June, he was naturally delighted to be back in the thick of the action.

"I'd just played my first reserve game last week after six months out, but that went well and the Manager asked if I fancied playing in the middle today, so it was great to be back," Davies told

"We knew it would be a tough game because Swansea keep the ball well and we had a lot of defending to do at times. But it was just disappointing because, after they scored, I thought we really put the pressure on them - especially with the penalty.

"I think a draw at the end of it would have been a fair result, because we had some really good chances. But all credit to Swansea because they played football really well.

"It says a lot that their 'keeper was man of the match. He saved two really good chances and obviously there was the penalty save as well. But, at this level, as we know from the last few years - you have to take your chances."