Tomas Kalas was a bit agitated as Get West London tried to grab a word.
The Chelsea loanee’s boots in his hands weren’t his. In fact, the central defender was pretty sure whose they were.
A Fulham kit man was dispatched to chase after the culprit, and back came a contrite Ryan Sessegnon with the Czech international’s footwear to effect a swap.
Kalas has become a mainstay in the heart of Whites defence, with six straight appearances and a goal in the 5-0 thumping of Huddersfield after recovering from injury.
However, his partner in the centre has been a mixture of three since then.
Tim Ream is the current man alongside - at least until tonight against Rotherham - following spells with Michael Madl and Ragnar Sigurdsson.
It’s all the same to Kalas, hoping to impress and get a new deal at the end of the season either with his parent club or elsewhere.
“I know what to expect and where I’m going to play, and it doesn’t matter who my partner is,” he said.
“And hopefully it’s good for the club as well.
“When you go on loan you want to play. At the end of the season, I’ve only got one more year left on my contract if I’m playing anywhere else or at Chelsea.
“So I’m playing for more than just building a CV.”