Fulham midfielder Mahamadou Diarra has suffered an injury setback.

Cottagers boss Martin Jol admits Diarra is nowhere near a return to action.

"Diarra is still not right," said the Dutchman. "He will need quite a while to come back, hopefully before the end of the season.

"He had an operation, looked better and then had a rest and it was even more painful.

"Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will know more."