Fulham manager Mark Hughes aiming for FA Cup final after thrashing Tottenham

Welshman doesn't expect any new faces in transfer window

By Wayne Veysey at Craven Cottage

Mark Hughes is aiming to take Fulham to their second cup final in consecutive years after overseeing a club record 4-0 humiliation of Tottenham.

The Fulham manager was delighted with the performance of his players and believes his squad is in better shape in the second half of the season following the return from injury of key players.

Hughes’ team’s reward for destroying Spurs is a home fifth round FA Cup tie against either Bolton Wanderers or Wigan Athletic.

“We would love to have a good cup run and progress in this fantastic competition,” said Hughes in his post-match press conference. “We’ve negotiated two early rounds and a positive result in the next one will put us in a good position. We've got a home draw and we have no apprehension about taking on anyone here. This club really enjoyed the experience last year when they got to the Europa League final. Another one this year would be fantastic."

“I see evidence of what I’m trying to install in this side. I knew we needed a more dynamic team than we had because individuals were not available for us at the start of the season.

“Key players are starting to come back like Moussa [Dembele], Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora. I always knew we would be stronger in the second half of the season.”

Hughes says he does not expect Fulham to make any additions on the final day of the window after loan bids for Shaun Wright-Phillips and Paul Konchesky hit brick walls.

“I don’t think so, no,” he said. “We have probably done our business although you never know and sometimes something presents itself. But I don’t expect it to.”

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