It's not much solace - but at least Jamie O'Hara got a better reception from his own fans on Friday night than he did last time at Brighton.

Fulham may have been thumped 5-0 by a rampant Albion, and the midfielder was on the end of a defeat the previous time he played at the Amex in 2013 and was booed to the rafters by those in old gold.

O'Hara and Wolves supporters fell out in the latter half of his stay.

But this time the former Spurs player got a sympathetic round of applause when substituted in the second half on Friday, and admits the two games were chalk and cheese.

He was castigated at Molinuex in the latter part of his stay there between 2011-14, but insists he has nothing but praise for the Fulham faithful.

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"The fans here have made it a massive contrast," he said.

"I have to thank them for believing in me. It would have been quite easy for Fulham not to take me, and they took to me too."

O'Hara and co have to gird their loins for a trip to Ipswich on Tuesday knowing a patch-up job to their brittle confidence is vital if they are to get over the safety line.

"I thought we played fantastic in the first half hour at Brighton and set out how we wanted to play. But the penalty decision (for 1-0) and the set piece (for 2-) kinda killed us, and the rest of the game passed us by," he explained.

"I just think it was a lack of confidence. We kept giving it back to them cheaply and they grew in confidence.

"Against Brighton was disappointing, but I think the lads have done brilliant to get us out of a bit of a bad situation.

"There are other games we can go on and win, and we had just won three on the bounce, and hopefully we can get at least a couple of more wins."

Fulham midfielder Jamie O’Hara - aka the 'Putney Pirlo' out to prove Wolves wrong

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