Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was again asked about Tuncay Sanli's situation after victory over Portsmouth.
Two weeks ago at Hull he was substituted just seven minutes after coming on when Abdoulaye Faye was sent off and on Sunday he was all stripped and ready to replace Fuller when the goal went in.
He eventually made it on to the pitch with six minutes to go but Pulis said the Turkey international had not complained about his treatment.
"I wouldn't have enjoyed being put on as a substitute and taken off - I would have got the raving hump as a player," he said.
"But he has trained ever so well this week and given a bit more time he will play a big part in what we are trying to do at this club.
"I didn't see it but Mark O'Connor (first-team coach) said as soon as Ricardo scored he put his coat back on straight away and sat back in the dug-out."