MARK HUGHES says Fulham badly need Bobby Zamora back to full fitness so the striker can play a bigger role for the Whites in the remainder of the season.
The striker came on after an hour at Everton and almost immediately set up a goal for Clint Dempsey which nearly sparked a revival.
“Almost immediately, he gave us more focus to our attacks, more physicality,” the Fulham boss said.
“He's not quite ready to start games at the moment, but you see the difference when he does play. We need to get him back and firing.
“In the second half, we were much better, but we conceded a goal either side of the half-time break and that made it really difficult for us.”
Hughes added: “First half, I was a bit disappointed with what we produced. I thought we were a little bit too passive and I thought Everton were more aggressive towards us and dictated to us and we had to address that, which I thought we did in the second half, but in the end we just ran out of time.”