On Saturday we visit Aston Villa, a team in strong form having won 4 out of their last 5 league games. After a poor start to the season, Bruce's Villa were under pressure, again failing to meet the high expectations from Villa fans over this expensively assembled squad. The Villans looked in real trouble – and many were touting Bruce to be the next Championship manager to lose his job.
Denis did it at the death as Fulham rescued a late, but deserved point against Preston North End, after a torrid first half which saw the Whites seriously outside their comfort zone for the first time in a long while.
Brian McBride is, to so many people, a legend. It has also been proven, that he is a thoroughly nice man and a very good people person.
As clubs gear up for action again following the international break, Fulham face an in-form Preston North End side at the Cottage as the Whites go in search of only their second home league win of the season so far.