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Fulham manager Mark Hughes has thrown down the gauntlet to Diomansy Kamara and Andy Johnson to do the damage up front during the absence of Bobby Zamora and Moussa Dembele.

Zamora will be out for a majority of the season after sustaining ligament damage and a broken leg in a 2-1 victory over Wolves, while the Belgium international is currently sidelined after having fallen prey to injury during the League Cup loss to Stoke City.

However, the presence of Kamara, coupled with Andy Johnson's return to training following a long lay-off, has come as positive news for the gaffer.

"We’ve lost key personnel with Bobby and Mousa out so these guys are going to have to get the job done," Hughes told the club's official website.

"I’m still getting to know them as a group of players. I have seen Diomansy [Kamara] from afar when I brought teams here [to Fulham] in the past and played against him.

"He’s had something like four or five training sessions and half a game so I haven’t really seen his qualities first hand yet.

"Eddie [Johnson] has got a lot of ability but maybe at times he needs a little bit more self confidence but that will come. He made an impact last Saturday so that will help him.

"Andy [Johnson] is joining in with the senior squad and we’ve got matches, behind closed doors, organised for his benefit in the coming weeks. Hopefully he’ll get through them okay and he’ll be an option, albeit initially on the bench."

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